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Can David Cameron call a second election? How does that fit with the Fixed Term Parliaments Act?

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:00:34 +0000

Robert Hazell outlines how the Fixed Term Parliaments Act restricts the new government from calling a second election. He writes that if Cameron wanted to take a gamble to boost his slender majority, he would have to work within the confines of the Act given the likely complexities of any attempt to repeal it. Now […]

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Cameron’s parliamentary challenge #2: Managing the Lords

Mon, 11 May 2015 08:25:54 +0000

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 with such small majority. But Meg Russell warns that his challenges in managing the House of Lords could be even greater. The country is now adjusting to a Conservative majority government […]

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The new government’s constitutional reform agenda – and its challenges

Sat, 09 May 2015 08:30:34 +0000

Following the surprise election of a Conservative government with a small majority, Meg Russell and Robert Hazell offer an overview of the constitutional reforms which are likely to be prioritised and the associated difficulties that may arise. Now that the election result is clear, it’s possible to start thinking through the likely constitutional reforms on […]

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