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Constitution and governance

21 Jan 2021

Boris Johnson and Parliament

From the unlawful prorogation of 2019 to the controversies over parliament’s role during the COVID-19 pandemic, Boris Johnson’s relationship with parliament has been more tumultuous than most.

At this event, two seasoned Conservative parliamentarians spoke to Professor Meg Russell and Jill Rutter about the Prime Minister’s relationship with parliament, reflecting on the highs and lows, expectations and reality, and lessons for the future.

  • Mark Harper, Conservative MP for Forest of Dean and former Chief Whip and Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform
  • Lord Young of Cookham, Conservative Life peer and formerly Chief Whip and Leader of the House of Commons
  • Professor Meg Russell FBA, Senior Fellow of UK in a Changing Europe and Director of the UCL Constitution Unit
  • Chair: Jill Rutter, Senior Research Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe

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