The pastoral role of the party whips

The pastoral role of the party whips

Party whips are well-known for their role as enforcers in the Westminster Parliament, but a new blog by Andrew Defty, University of Lincoln, discusses a less well-known part of their role: offering pastoral care to MPs.

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When every vote counted: what minority government in the 1970s meant for MPs

When every vote counted: what minority government in the 1970s meant for MPs

Emmeline Ledgerwood discusses the impact of a minority government on Parliament, using excerpts from the History of Parliament oral history project archive.

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