The chairs of the 1922 Policy Boards are joined by a range of MPs and peers, all of whom will aid Skidmore’s work.
The House of Commons is the body through which the people determine how they are to be governed. Through elections to the Commons, the people choose the government and through those elections also hold the government to account. Accountability for public policy is clear and direct. There is one entity – the party (or parties) […]
ConservativeHome has teamed up with LeftFootForward and LibDemVoice to produce a magazine called 'Litmus' that is being distributed at all of the party conferences. The magazine examines six hot topics including climate change, electoral reform and immigration. Please visit the website here. The Conservative contributors to the magazine are Therese Coffey MP, Damian Green MP, […]
Lord Norton of Louth, a Professor of Government at Hull University, is a former Chairman of the House of Lords Committee on the Constitution and a blogger. Fundamental to any representative democracy is the concept of accountability. Our electoral system facilitates but does not guarantee the return of a single-party government. The winning party has […]
Lord Norton of Louth, a Professor of Government, former Chairman of the House of Lords Committee on the Constitution, and blogger, dismantles the Government’s case for an elected House of Lords. The Government’s White Paper on Lords reform is a sorry affair. It fails completely to advance any principled argument for change. It bandies about […]