A Year in the Life: From member of public to Member of Parliament (Dec 2006)
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The Hansard Society report, A Year in the Life, tells the story of what happens when members of the public become Members of Parliament. We give an insight into what actually takes place after the votes are counted, the acceptance speeches have been made and the champagne drunk. In other words, once the real work begins.
The Hansard Society spent twelve months monitoring the 2005 intake of first-time MPs. We looked at their experiences, ambitions, how they operate and their views on Parliament. The report sets out how they set about learning the trade and the hurdles they faced during a year in the life of an MP.
This project was kindly supported by Accenture.