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Prorogation marks the end of a session of Parliament to give way to the State Opening of Parliament. The Queen will read the announcement in the House of Lords, and sets out the major Bills that have been passed during the session as well as other measures taken by the Government.
Parliament will dissolve, and a proclamation made to announce when Parliament will meet following the 2015 general election. The date that the Queen's Speech will be set, and writs will be issued for elections in the 650 constituencies.
This is the cut-off date for eligible voters to register to allow them to vote in the 2015 General Election. Candidates' nomination papers must be delivered to the local returning officer, and candidates who want to withdraw from the election need to have done so by this date.
Voters need to place their votes at polling booths across the UK on this day. Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm, and counting of votes cast will commence after 10pm when the polls close.
Parliament will return, with MPs swearing the Oath of Allegiance or making an Affirmation in the Commons. Members of the House of Lords will start to swear the Oath of Allegiance or make an Affirmation in the House of Lords.
The Queen will read out 'The Queen's Speech' during the State Opening of Parliament. Produced by the government, it outlines the policies and proposed legislations for parliament in the coming year.
Information about what to expect at the general election 2015, including timetable of events, results and guides.
Watch political debates, party political broadcasts, PMQ's and interviews with party candidates and MPs.
How does your city compare with others across the UK, including population, employment and earnings.
Find out more about your local constituency, including local information, polls and MPs.