Month: July 2016

May’s new Ministerial team: What does it tell us?

The dust is starting to settle following what must surely be one of the most tumultuous months in British politics. In the wake of the Brexit vote and subsequent Conservative Leadership election, Prime Minister May has just finished putting together her new Ministerial team. What can we learn from the shape of the new Government? …

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City Hall Insight: Planning Committee – 29 June 2016

Last week saw the first meeting of the London Assembly’s Planning Committee since May’s elections. This short blog post picks out a few of the key issues discussed by Assembly Members (AMs). The meeting focussed on strategic planning and infrastructure issues in London, with a number of experts invited to give evidence and answer questions. …

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Conservative Leadership Elections: Why the Underdogs Bark Loudest

The last ‘favourite’ to win the Conservative Party leadership was arguably more than 60 years ago, when in 1955 Anthony Eden took over from Churchill as PM. Since then, under three different forms of leadership contest, those deemed to be front-runners in Conservative leadership contests have found themselves beaten by dark horses, or even complete …

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