E-petition News

In May 2014, the UK House of Commons adopted a motion supporting the establishment, at the start of the next Parliament, of a collaborative [...]

Rethinking hung parliament outcomes

With a little less than five months to go until the next UK general election in May 2015, the general consensus amongst pundits and pollster [...]

“The Minister is not here!”

Proceedings in the UK House of Commons normally unfold in a very orderly, business-like way (PMQs notwithstanding). However, on rare occasio [...]

Innovations in Parliamentary Websites

As someone who regularly visits parliamentary websites — and by regularly, I mean several times a day, even on weekends — I can& [...]

The oddity of “officially recognized parties”

Maclean’s Aaron Wherry’s recent post touches on the question of the rights and privileges of “independent” MPs in th [...]

Party leadership selection: the NZ Labour Party

Readers may recall my four posts looking at various aspects of Canadian MP Michael Chong’s proposed Reform Act (if not, you can catch [...]

Un-reforming Parliament?

BBC Parliamentary correspondent Mark D’Arcy’s (@DArcyTiP) latest column discusses the possibility that should the May 2015 gener [...]

Meg Russell on “Does Parliament Matter”

Professor Meg Russell of UCL’s The Constitution Unit delivered a talk today on the topic of “Does Parliament Matter?” The [...]

On questions on notice

The Hill Times has an interesting article describing how the current Canadian Cabinet prepares for the daily Question Period. One former sta [...]

On helping the Speaker clean up Question Period

The CBC’s parliamentary reporter, Kady O’Malley, has put forward a few suggestions on how to encourage the Speaker of the Canadi [...]
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