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    A long way to go: the final report of the speaker's conference on parliamentary representation

    Lovenduski, Joni (2010) A long way to go: the final report of the speaker's conference on parliamentary representation. The Political Quarterly 81 (3), pp. 438-442. ISSN 0032-3179.

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    The Speaker's Conference on Parliamentary Representation reported in January 2010. The report calls for a host of measures to improve the representativeness of the House of Commons and to revitalise political parties, as well as to enhance citizenship education, develop youth and community citizenship engagement programmes, and more generally to revitalise British democracy. Early responses indicate that the government and political parties will take the report seriously. The report is thoughtful, thorough and extensive, a treasure trove for policy makers, advocates and researchers. If it has a weakness, it is that it shows a better understanding of parliamentary reform than of party reform.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Speaker's Conference, political representation, diversity, women, participation, political engagement
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Centre for British Political Life
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2014 11:41
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:14


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