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The Privileges Committee

This explainer sets out the role of the parliamentary Committee of Privileges and explains why it is conducting an inquiry into former…

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MPs’ second jobs and outside interests

Sophie Stowers looks at the rules around Members of Parliament and financial interests, and the receipt of money from external sources such…

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Party conferences

Every year, members of the UK’s political parties congregate in their thousands in early autumn at party conferences. They are a central…

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The five political traps and tackling the housing crisis with Professor Ben Ansell

26 May 2023

Democracy, Brexit and the war in Ukraine with Anne Applebaum

10 Feb 2023

The Facts

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What is a three-line whip?

A three-line whip is an instruction by a political party to attend and vote in support of a party’s position in Parliament….

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Who is Volodymyr Zelensky?

Volodymyr Zelensky is the current and sixth President of Ukraine. He assumed office in May 2019 and is a member of the…

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Who is Martin Reynolds?

Martin Reynolds was Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minster from October 2019 until his resignation in February 2022. He previously served…

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