The Making of a Modern Parliament

The Making of a Modern Parliament

John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons

Series Name School of History, Politics and International Relations (Parties, Participation and Public Opinion research cluster)
Speaker Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons
Type Lectures & Talks
When 27 Oct 2017, 02:00PM - 03:00PM
Venue Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1
Open To University staff and students
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact No booking required, just turn up on the day.

John Bercow MP has been Speaker of the House of Commons since 2009. As part of his commitment to making Parliament more accessible, he has embarked on an extensive outreach programme, travelling across the country to visit schools, universities and community groups to talk about his role and that of Parliament. Since his election as Speaker, he has sought to champion the rights of backbenchers, and has ensured Parliamentary Business is dealt with in a timely manner to ensure as many MPs can contribute as possible. In addition, he has granted an unprecedented number of Urgent Questions in order that Parliament discusses the pressing issues of the day. In this lecture, he will discuss these and wider issues concerning the role of Parliament and democracy in the UK.

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