Welcome to the Parliaments and Legislatures Blog

Our blog aims to promote the study and understanding of parliaments and related issues. We welcome contributions from UK and international academics or research students within the field of legislative studies and related areas. We also accept submissions from outside academia, including parliamentary practitioners, charities and other organizations working with parliament.

We accept two types of blog; short blogs discussing topical issues and longer blogs which provide an overview of a particular Parliament. All submissions should be free from unnecessary jargon and suitable for a wide audience.

If you are interested in writing for the blog please see our submission guidelines here.

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The Prime Minister and the Palace of Westminster

The Prime Minister and the Palace of Westminster

In evidence to the House of Commons Liaison Committee this week Theresa May discussed the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster. Alexandra Meakin discusses the importance of government support for the R&R programme.

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The Labour Party’s long-standing lethargy over House of Lords reform

The Labour Party’s long-standing lethargy over House of Lords reform

Labour recently announced that any new peers it nominates must commit to abolishing the House of Lords. In this post, Pete Dorey discusses Labour’s track record on Lords reform and why the party has failed to enact serious reforms when in government, arguing that the subject has suffered from a lack of intra-party consensus and a lack of serious interest in reform at ministerial level.

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July 2018 newsletter

July 2018 newsletter

Welcome to the July edition of our newsletter, including:

  1. Reminder: Our Conference – 07 Sept deadline
  2. Qualitative Methods Workshop – thank you
  3. Note from Victoria University
  4. Job alert: University Teacher at Sheffield University
  5. Recently on our blog

If you have any notices / messages you would like us to circulate to the group, please let us know (including events, new research projects, grants, publications, etc.). Or other ideas for the group and feedback for us, they’re welcome too!

This is our last newsletter of the summer – we will be back in September!

Best wishes,
Marc (@marcgeddes), Louise (@LouiseVThompson) Alex (@A_Meakin) and Seán (@S_Haughey)


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