Definition of MP noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌem ˈpiː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌem ˈpiː//
    Parliament, Professions
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  1. 1the abbreviation for ‘Member of Parliament’ (a person who has been elected to represent the people of a particular area in a parliament) Michael Phillips MP Write to your local MP to protest. Conservative/Labour MPs the MP for Oxford East a Euro-MP Culture Each British MP represents one of the around 650 constituencies into which England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are divided for general elections or by-elections. The person elected to be a Member of Parliament in an election is the one who is given the most votes. note at elections See related entries: Parliament, Professions
  2. 2a member of the military police
  3. Extra examples For many years she was MP for Bristol East. The plan is opposed by the city’s Conservative MP. You should write to your MP about it.
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