The Constitution Unit


Ian Dunt’s How Westminster Works … and Why It Doesn’t

14 September 2023, 1:00 pm–2:15 pm

A picture of Ian Dunt's book cover and images of the author and the webinar panellist's - Jill Rutter, Ruth Fox and Alan Renwick

A discussion with Ian Dunt and an expert panel about his recent book on the perceived problems facing the UK political system.

This event is free.

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Edd Rowe

The recent book by journalist and author Ian Dunt provides a detailed and critical account of many aspects of the UK’s political system, including political parties and elections, parliament and the legislative process, the work of ministers and civil servants in Whitehall, and the role of the media. The book analyses various perceived problems, and proposes a range of possible solutions. In this seminar the author will presented some of his key arguments, before responding to questions and comments from a panel of experts and the online audience.


  • Ian Dunt, journalist and author
  • Dr Ruth Fox, Director of the Hansard Society
  • Jill Rutter, Senior Research Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government
  • Professor Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit, UCL

 Chair: Dr Tom Fleming, Constitution Unit, UCL

You can buy Ian's book here.

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