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Debating the influence of Magna Carta 800 years on

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:00:56 +0000

In June, UCL hosted a workshop organised by the Political Studies Association exploring to what extent Magna Carta still influences the UK constitution and British politics. Colin Murray reports. As the 800th anniversary of events at Runnymede draws closer, 18 June saw a one-day workshop on the influence of Magna Carta organised by the Political […]

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Pressures are growing for Commons bill committee reform

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:00:54 +0000

In June 2013 the Constitution Unit published Fitting the Bill: Bringing Commons Legislation Committees into Line with Best Practice, proposing a series of changes to Commons bill committees. Last week the issue was brought back into the headlines, as John Bercow emphasised the need for reform. Last Monday at a lecture for the Study of Parliament […]

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Equality, Community and Continuity: Reviewing the UK Rules for Constituency Redistributions – Part 2

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:00:30 +0000

The review of Parliamentary constituencies that ended prematurely in 2013 would have resulted in most of the 600 seats contested at the 2015 general election being very different from the current 650. In this second blog based on their research Ron Johnston, David Rossiter and Charles Pattie outline why electoral quotas, rather than a reduction in the […]

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