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Unit in the News - the General Election Coverage (May 2015)

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In the run up to the General election and after, members of the Unit have been cited in the following articles and media apperances on a number of issues surrounding the election.

Professor Robert Hazell comments on the publication of letters to governmentministers from the Prince of Wales

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Rh newsnight 14.05.15

Commenting on the publication of letters to government ministers from the Prince of Wales, the Director of UCL’s Constitution Unit Professor Robert Hazell said:

Press Release: Cameron faces major challenges in the Lords, warns expert

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House of Lords

As the fallout from the general election is dissected, some commentators have noted the challenges facing Cameron's new government in managing the House of Commons - given his small majority. But UCL expert Professor Meg Russell warns today that his challenges in managing the House of Lords could be even greater.

Press Release: Devolution and Future of the Union: The Challenge for the new Parliament

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A new report by the Constitution Unit

On the eve of the election the Constitution Unit publishes today a new report on Devolution and the Future of the Union. Its analysis will survive well into the new Parliament, whoever forms the next government. The report explores future challenges to the Union, with all parties committed to further devolution, a resurgent SNP, and the Conservative promise of English votes for English laws. These issues will all feature in the post-election negotiations between the parties, with growing tensions between England and Scotland, and a risk that hasty deals could end up undermining the Union.

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