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Parliament of Northern Ireland

The Parliament of Northern Ireland was the home rule legislature created under the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, which existed from 1921 (when the first parliament assembled) to 1972, when it was suspended. (It was subsequently abolished).

The Parliament of Northern Ireland was bicameral[?], consisting of a

  • Senate (26 seats, including 2 ex-officio - Lord Mayor of Belfast & Mayor of Londonderry)
  • House of Commons of Northern Ireland (52 seats)

Initially parliament met in Belfast City centre, before moving to its purpose-built parliament building in the Belfast suburb of Stormont in 1932, hence the nickname given to the system of government in Northern Ireland, Stormont.

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