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The UK Covid-19 Inquiry

03 Aug 2023

Alex Walker explains what a public inquiry is, why the Covid-19 Inquiry was established, what it aims to find out and how it is structured.

The Privileges Committee

13 Jun 2023

Peter Jurkovic and Alex Walker set out the role of the Privileges Committee and explain why it conducted an inquiry into Boris Johnson.

MPs’ second jobs and outside interests

12 Jan 2023

Sophie Stowers looks at the rules around MPs and financial interests, and the receipt of money from external sources such as second jobs.

Party conferences

22 Sep 2022

Alan Wager explains the purpose of political party conferences and the difference between the annual Labour and Conservative events.

Northern Ireland Assembly Election – #NIA22

29 Apr 2022

In a new explainer article, Lisa Claire Whitten unpacks the 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly Election, from candidates to the electoral system.

Parliamentary standards and MPs’ behaviour

11 Nov 2021

The breaching of parliamentary standards is all over the news lately. What does it mean and what are the consequences? Alan Wager explains.

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