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The 2010 Parliament and a look forward: An end-of term report from Lord Lisvane

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:00:21 +0000

On 16 March 2015, Lord Lisvane, who as Sir Robert Rogers served as Clerk of the House of Commons 2011-14, reflected upon the 2010 Parliament and speculated about potential future changes in Westminster at a Constitution Unit seminar held in the House of Lords. Fathma Khalid reports on the event. With the May 2015 election […]


Definitely not business as usual: Predictions and preparations for May 2015

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:00:32 +0000

On 12 March 2015 Lord Gus O’Donnell and David Cowling spoke at a Unit seminar entitled ‘Forecasting the 2015 Election result, and preparing for a hung Parliament’. Ruxandra Serban reports on the event. With just 6 weeks left until polling day, the outcome of the May 2015 general election remains highly unpredictable. With few signs […]


How should parliament decide who will be the next Prime Minister: by a nomination vote, or the Queen’s Speech?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:00:22 +0000

Robert Hazell weighs up options for establishing who can command the confidence of the House of Commons, which will be particularly significant in the likely event of another coalition. This is the fourth in a series of posts about government formation after the election. The Cabinet Manual explains the rules as follows: ‘… the Sovereign will invite the person […]

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