No Overall Control? The impact of a 'hung' parliament on British politics
Tuesday 11 March, 11am – 12.15pm, House of Commons
Professor Vernon Bogdanor, University of Oxford, Alex Brazier, Hansard Society, Professor Phil Cowley, University of Nottingham, Dr Rosanne Palmer, Cardiff University
Chair: Fiona Booth, Hansard Society
This event will launch an edited collection of essays from commentators, academics and
parliamentarians, including; Simon Jenkins of The Guardian and The Sunday Times, Professor David Butler from the University of Oxford and Simon Hughes MP.
A hung parliament is a phenomena that few within Westminster will have had personal experience of, or even remember, the last instance being in 1974. This collection of essays is a handbook to guide those currently working in Westminster on the issue of shared government, its implications and the possible consequences of a hung parliament for the House of Commons. This book provides a wide range of views on coalition governments and hung parliaments from individuals with first hand experience of power sharing. It includes examples, both international and from the devolved UK institutions, of what happens when no single party has an overall majority.
Tea and coffee available from 10.30am.
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