The Unit’s forthcoming seminars, conferences and lectures are listed below. We have several different seminar programmes, most of which are free of charge and open to the public. To attend our events it is essential to book and details of how to do so are available via the links below. You can also contact the Unit directly if you require more information.
Forthcoming events at the Constitution Unit
Drawing on a two-year ESRC funded study of parliamentary candidates standing in 2015, this event shares research and insights into key questions around selection, campaigning, election and representation in Britain. Who are our parliamentary candidates? What motivates them to stand? How much does it cost to run? Are they representative of the constituents they serve?
Starts: May 2, 2017 6:30:00 PM
Ruth Davidson MSP, leader of the Scottish Conservatives will give the Orwell Prize Shortlist Lecture 2017, co-hosted by the UCL Constituion Unit and Chaired by Tony Wright.
Starts: May 15, 2017 6:30:00 PM
Ever since the devolved legislatures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were established some have suggested that England should also have a parliament of its own. Widely seen as a fringe idea in the past, in recent years the proposal has started to gather greater political support. Yet there is no single blueprint for what an English Parliament would actually look like, with proponents suggesting a variety of different schemes. At this seminar some alternative visions will be explored. John Redwood will discuss his proposal for a 'dual mandate' English Parliament composed of MPs representing English constituencies, whilst Scilla Cullen from the Campaign for an English Parliament will argue in favour of a separately elected institution. John Denham has meanwhile argued that Labour should take England and English identity more seriously, suggesting that some form of an English Parliament is now an 'essential Labour movement demand'.
Starts: May 22, 2017 1:00:00 PM
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