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Dr Meg Russell on Parliament and Syria

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Meg Russell News Night 30/08/13

Meg Russell comments on Parliament and Syria on BBC Newsnight, 29th August 2013. Meg Russell says, "over the last decade - particularly in the run up to Iraq - we've seen more pressure for parliament to have explicit decsion making power.

Video: Guy Lodge and Sir Leigh Lewis - Civil Service Accountability

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Guy Lodge and Sir Leigh Lewis spoke at the Constitution Unit seminar on 18th June 2013 on Civil Service Accountability

Unit in the news: Meg Russell comments on the new peerage list

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Meg Russell's work on Lords has received a lot of attention in the light of the recent additions to the House of Lords. She has been cited in the following articles:

Press Release: Lords appointments urgently need regulation: Constitution Unit

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hoflappointments

Today's appointments to the House of Lords - with 30 new peers announced - again demonstrates the urgent need for regulation of prime ministerial patronage powers, says Constitution Unit Deputy Director and Lords expert Meg Russell.

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Behind the surge: Who are Green Party’s parliamentary candidates?

Fri, 01 May 2015 09:00:49 +0000

A surge in Green Party support over the last year has the potential to impact the outcome of next week’s election. Sally Symington explores how the candidates put forward by the party reflect their supporters and contrast with other parties. The surge in support for the Green Party in the 2015 general election has not […]

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Designing a Constitutional Convention for the UK: Getting the details right really matters

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:10:34 +0000

Following the Scottish referendum, most of the main political parties committed to holding a citizen-led constitutional convention to deal with questions over the future structure of the UK. Alan Renwick welcomes these commitments, but argues that a convention will only be effective if it satisfies certain key requisites. The prospects for a citizen-led constitutional convention […]

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Could tactical voting dilemmas in 2015 revive calls for AV?

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:00:11 +0000

The growth in minor party support in the 2015 general election looks set to create very difficult tactical voting dilemmas in some constituencies. Meg Russell reflects on how a move to the Alternative Vote (AV), which was rejected in a referendum in 2011, might have eased such dilemmas – suggesting that a messy election result […]

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