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This template is used to identify a stub about a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (since 1801). It uses {{asbox}}, which is a meta-template designed to ease the process of creating and maintaining stub templates.


Typing {{UK-MP-stub}} produces the message shown at the beginning, and adds the article to the following category:

General information

This is a stub template. A brief explanation of these templates follows; for full details please consult Wikipedia:Stub.

What is a stub?

A stub is an article containing only a few sentences of text which is too short to provide encyclopedic coverage of a subject.

How is a stub identified?

  • If possible, try to find the most appropriate stub template for the article. A full list can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/List of stubs.
  • More than one stub template may be used, if necessary, though no more than four should be used on any article.
  • Place a stub template at the very end of the article, after the "External links" section, any navigation templates, and the category tags. As usual, templates are added by including their name inside double braces, e.g. {{stub}}.

Further information

Further information can be found at:

New stub templates and categories (collectively "stub types") should not be created without prior proposal at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. This allows for the proper coordination of all stub types across Wikipedia, and for the checking of any new stub type for possible problems prior to its creation.

See also


  1. This stub type should be used only for MPs who served in the Parliament of the United Kingdom (1801 onwards), which was created by the Act of Union 1800. For Members of the Parliament of Great Britain (1707 to 1800), use {{GreatBritain-MP-stub}}.
  2. Scottish MPs may also be tagged with {{Scotland-MP-stub}}
  3. Irish MPs from 1801 to 1922 may also be tagged with {{Ireland-UK-MP-stub}}