The Constitution Unit


Webinar: Constitutional Reform, Then and Now

03 November 2020, 6:00 pm–7:15 pm

Constitutional Reform, Then and Now

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Charlotte Kincaid

As part of the Constitution Unit’s 25th anniversary celebrations, this online seminar will look back at the constitutional reform agenda of the 1997 Labour government, and forward at the constitutional reforms proposed in the 2019 Conservative manifesto. What were the key questions, and motivating factors, then and now?

Jack Straw, who held senior positions in the Brown and Blair cabinets, and Professor Francesca Klug OBE, will discuss the origins of New Labour’s constitutional reform programme, its implementation and its legacy. David Gauke, Lord Chancellor under Theresa May, will discuss the current government’s constitutional reform proposals.

The event will be chaired by Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit.

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