The Parliamentary Review: A week in review

March 16 2018

A rundown of the week's parliamentary business, March 12th - Thursday 15th

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The Parliamentary Review meets Ruth Cadbury MP

March 14 2018

Though Ruth Cadbury has only been an MP since 2015, she has spent more than 25 years on the council in Brentford and Isleworth, the constituency she now represents. At heart a local MP, she is constantly in touch with the key people and issues in her area. In an interview with The Parliamentary Review director Craig Wilmann, she discusses her transition from local politics to Westminster, surprises she encountered during it, and the sometimes-adversarial nature of parliamentary dialogue.

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The Parliamentary Review meets Jonathan Reynolds MP

March 13 2018

In just over seven years as an MP, Jonathan Reynolds has served as an opposition whip, the parliamentary private secretary to the leader of the opposition, and as a shadow minister. In conversation with The Parliamentary Review’s director Craig Wilmann, Reynolds discusses his undying passion for Stalybridge and Hyde, the need for politicians to work closely with the private sector, and the time he lost Ed Miliband’s briefing papers in the loo.

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A week in review (5th March - 8th March)

March 09 2018

The parliamentary review of the week:Monday 5th: Important discussions took place regarding defence in the morning, principally concerning Russia, who increasingly appears to be a strategic enemy of the United Kingdom, especially as the Islamic State...

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Reviewing the parliamentary week (5th - 8th March)

The Parliamentary Review Spring gala

March 08 2018

With guest speakers such as Jacob Rees-Mogg, James Horwill and Julia Hartley-Brewer, it was a night to remember, but it was also an evening to reflect... To reflect, that is, on the great and inspiring work carried out by the representatives in atten...

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Jacob Rees-Mogg addressing the room

The whipping system

March 07 2018

Some see it as an archaic process with no place in modern-day parliament, whereas others consider it to be the glue holding everything together. In this article, The Parliamentary Review examines the The Whipping system as a whole, how it works, and ...

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Julian Smith MP, current government chief whip

Peers versus the people?

February 26 2018

After initial support for reducing the number of peers in the House of Lords, Theresa May has since jettisoned the plans, regarding the reforms as insufficiently thought through. Retrenchment of the power of the upper chamber has behind it a lot of p...

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House of Lords Chamber

A shift in constituency boundaries

February 20 2018

At the heart of British parliamentary democracy is the issue of constituency boundaries. How they are arranged can have profound effects on the outcome of elections and the political trajectory of the country. Given how consequential they are, it’s u...

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Map of the current constituency boundaries

Sheridan Resolutions celebratory event

February 16 2018

It was a pleasure for us to attend Sheridan Resolutions’ celebration last Wednesday and enjoy their wonderful hospitality at the Devonshire Club near Liverpool Street. Sheridan Resolutions recently featured as a best practice representative in the in...

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Caroline, David and the two teams

Parliament’s relocation: What you need to know

February 16 2018

By 2025, the Palace of Westminster will cease to be the location of Parliament (and, one would have to assume, the Parliamentary Review’s Annual Gala Evenings). Owing to heavy and long-needed renovations, both the House of Commons and the House of Lo...

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By 2025, the Palace of Westminster will cease to be the location of Parliament

Leaders gather to mark the release of The 2017 Parliamentary Review

September 29 2017

Key individuals from the worlds of politics, business, education, media, healthcare and sport met in the Palace of Westminster to get a glimpse of the 2017 Review. The Parliamentary Review is an independent initiative that takes place in Finance, Man...

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Michael Gove, Frank Lampard and other attendees.

Sir Eric Pickles joins The Parliamentary Review

September 12 2017

Sir Eric Pickles will be using his knowledge and expertise to help move The Parliamentary Review forward after being appointed Chairman in August 2017.The move comes after Sir Eric's decision not to stand in the 2017 General Election, having served a...

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The Rt Hon Sir Eric Pickles (Chairman of The Parliamentary Review)

Andrew Neil

September 12 2017

The BBC’s Andrew Neil gives his take on the state of Parliament following the June 2017 general election.  It was a year in which politicians learned not only of the power of a referendum to overrule the will of Parliament – but of its power to chang...

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Andrew Neil of the BBC