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Reading this article,the 4th paragraph says,

But with Britain heading for a Dec. 12 election that could return a very different parliament to that which rejected Johnson's plans, the future remains uncertain.

I don't understand the grammar of the bold part and accordingly the meaning of the whole sentence (especially the bold italic "rejected" comes right after it).

Could someone help me?

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The verb phrase is "different to",

A cat is different to a dog.

But in this actual example, we are comparing two parliaments

The new parliament will be very different to the old parliament.

In that example I used an adjective "old" to describe the parliament, but I could use a relative clause:

The new parliament will be very different to the parliament which is currently sitting.

However this repeats the word "parliament". I can avoid this repetition with a pronoun. The pronoun used is the demonstative pronoun "that":

The new parliament will be very different to that which is currently sitting.

The new parliament will be very different to that which rejected Boris Johnsons plans.

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