Mark Bennister provides CPD for teachers

On 11 June, Mark Bennister took part in a CPD seminar for teachers of A Level Politics and Advanced Higher Modern Studies. Dr Bennister gave an academic presentation on accountability and scrutiny in the Commons, including PMQs and Liaison Committee, Continue reading Mark Bennister provides CPD for teachers

The PM and the Liaison Committee: A Prime Ministerial Performance

Mark Bennister considers Boris Johnson’s appearance before the House of Commons Liaison Committee on 27 May. Liaison Committee: A Prime Ministerial Performance? Dr Mark Bennister, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Lincoln In 2015, Boris Johnson lost out to Mary Continue reading The PM and the Liaison Committee: A Prime Ministerial Performance

Briefing paper update – the Liaison Committee and evidence from the Prime Minister

At a time when scrutiny of the actions of government has come increasingly to the fore, the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper, The Liaison Committee: taking evidence from the Prime Minister, by Mark Bennister and Richard Kelly, has been Continue reading Briefing paper update – the Liaison Committee and evidence from the Prime Minister

Opening Up Parliamentary Leadership and Governance: An Agenda-Setting Workshop hosted by ParliLinc

Thursday 21 May 2020 University of Lincoln The PSA Parliaments and PSA Leadership Specialist Groups invite participants to contribute to a one-day workshop, hosted by the newly-established Lincoln Parliamentary Research Centre (ParliLinc), to open up a new topic in political Continue reading Opening Up Parliamentary Leadership and Governance: An Agenda-Setting Workshop hosted by ParliLinc

New PhD studentship with ParliLinc – legislative leadership and governance

Governance of Parliamentary Institutions: Structures, Processes, and Leadership PhD GTA Funded Studentship Reference Number: COSS2019-1 Project Leads: Dr Mark Bennister, Dr Samantha Shave, Professor Matthew Hall Overview The School of Social and Political Science’s newly established ParliLinc Group at the University Continue reading New PhD studentship with ParliLinc – legislative leadership and governance

Running parliamentary institutions: dilemmas of leadership, governance and identity

Mark Bennister, Ben Yong and Diana Stirbu discuss the lack of a shared parliamentary identity in Westminster, considering the implications for institutional governance and reform.  “I’ve been very clear that I don’t think parliament is a building, I think it’s Continue reading Running parliamentary institutions: dilemmas of leadership, governance and identity

New funded PhD studentship on legislative leadership and governance

A funded PhD studentship in the area of Legislative Leadership and Governance is available at the University of Lincoln. The successful candidate will work with staff in the ParliLinc research group to investigate leadership and governance of the legislatures at Continue reading New funded PhD studentship on legislative leadership and governance

Mark Bennister on the election of a new Speaker for the House of Commons

Electing a new Speaker: what happens next? After over ten years as Speaker, John Bercow has announced his intention to stand down at the end of October. As for who will replace him, that is unclear and will be decided by Continue reading Mark Bennister on the election of a new Speaker for the House of Commons

ParliLinc submissions to House of Commons Liaison inquiry into select committees

A number of members of ParliLinc have each submitted evidence to the House of Commons Liaison Committee inquiry into the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system: Mark Bennister on the Prime Minister’s appearances before the Liaison Committee, Catherine Continue reading ParliLinc submissions to House of Commons Liaison inquiry into select committees