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How does the parliamentary Whipping System work?

With the role of the whips and the extent to which MPs defy them playing a crucial role in Brexit, The Parliamentary Review examines the the Whipping system as a whole, how it works and notable examples of its use.

Labour to support Customs Union and Common Market 2.0

Labour have announced they will whip their MPs to support a “Common Market 2.0”, a Brexit proposal that would see the UK remaining in the single market. They will also support a Customs Union and a confirmatory vote.

Report shows investment in UK healthcare continues to grow

Knight Frank reported an increase of more than ten per cent in UK healthcare investment during 2018 this week.

Dominic Grieve loses confidence vote over Brexit debate

Conservative MP and prominent remainer Dominic Grieve has suffered a vote of no confidence after a “rowdy” Brexit discussion in his Beaconsfield constituency on Friday. Grieve lost the vote 182 to 131 at Beaconsfield’s Conservative association’s annual general meeting.

Frank Field: “Rampant injustice” in the gig economy

Labour MP Frank Field proposed six recommendations this week that aim to reduce the injustice faced by gig economy workers in the UK.

'Gender pay gap' found in 96% of government departments and 90% of universities

Figures submitted to the Government Equalities Office have shown that 90 per cent of universities and 96 per cent of government departments pay the average male employee more than the average female employee.

May likely to call fourth vote on her deal

Theresa May will again bid to get her Brexit deal through parliament this week after it was rejected MPs on Friday.

Withdrawal Agreement defeated for third time

The Withdrawal Agreement has been defeated for a third time in the House of Commons, losing by 344 votes to 286. Unlike the two previous votes, this vote was not on the deal as a whole but only the Withdrawal Agreement, leaving out the political declaration. This means the result is not classified as a “meaningful vote.”

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