It’s in the bag: Parliament could be better connected to the people through a petitions select committee

Alexandra Runswick, Director of Unlock Democracy, argues that setting up a petitions committee could help connect citizens to directly parliament. [one_half]What exactly is Parliament's role in public engagement as distinct from MPs connecting with their constituents? Should an MP always be the first port of call or should people be able to…

Is Parliament fit for purpose? Select Committee Reforms means that it has never been more so.

Richard Bacon MP argues that Parliament is fit for purpose.  The Wright reforms have re-invigorated Select Committees allowing them to hold the executive and senior public officials to account. [one_half]Is Parliament fit for purpose? Asking this question of any organisation implies there is a problem – that the organisation can no…
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