Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011
- Type of Bill:
- Government Bill
- Mr Nick Clegg
- Lord Wallace of Tankerness
Office of the Advocate General for Scotland
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
- Royal Assent 15 September, 2011 | 15.09.2011
Act of Parliament
|Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 c.14||15.09.2011|
Latest news on the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011
Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 15 September. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).
Summary of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011
The Bill fixes the date of the next General Election at 7 May 2015, and provides for five-year fixed terms. It includes provisions to allow the Prime Minister to alter the date by up to two months by Order. There are also two ways in which an election could be triggered before the end of the five-year term:
- if a motion of no confidence is passed and no alternative government is found
- or if a motion for an early general election is agreed either by at least two-thirds of the House or without division
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