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The demise of the Parliament’s Political and Constitutional Reform Comittee: executive power is again predominant

Allen, Graham and Smith, Martin and Richards, Dave (2015) The demise of the Parliament’s Political and Constitutional Reform Comittee: executive power is again predominant. Democratic Audit Blog (25 May 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Just how strong is the Conservatives mandate? With only 24.7% of eligible voters opting to support them, perhaps not as strong as their majority might suggest. One of their first moves has been to abolish the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, a key organ of democracy in the struggle to improve British democracy. Here, the most recent Chair of the Committee Graham Allen MP, Martin Smith, and Dave Richards argue that the whole affair illustrates an indulgence of executive power over the legislature.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2015 Democratic Audit UK
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2015 11:50
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 11:50
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63240

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