Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Englishness of Westminster

My chapter on ‘The Englishness of Westminster’ has now been published: it is one of the contributions to Christine Berberich and Arthur Aughey (eds), These Englands, published by Manchester University Press.  I have another ten chapters or journal articles awaiting publication, … Continue reading

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Yet more pictures….

A couple more pictures from the reception to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Politics Department and to show what some of our graduates are doing. The first picture shows Jonathan Calland, who is now a senior … Continue reading

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Pictures from the 50th anniversary celebrations

Here are a couple of pictures taken at Friday’s reception in the Attlee Room at the House of Lords to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Politics at the University of Hull.  The first picture … Continue reading

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Politics at Hull: 50 years and going strong…

Last night, I hosted a reception at the House of Lords to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Politics at the University of Hull.  It is one of several events organised to celebrate this particular milestone. … Continue reading

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Constituency work

The constituency work of MPs has increased enormously decade by decade over the past half-century.  That is clear from the reported experience of MPs and of various surveys.  However, getting hard data is not always easy, especially on the different … Continue reading

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Committee work

Anyone interested in following my parliamentary activity may be disappointed if they seek to do so through the website TheyWorkForYou.com.  Since the summer recess, most of my work has been committee based.   On Mondays, I have the Joint Committee on … Continue reading

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Keeping the audience awake

I spoke yesterday at Franklin College in Grimsby, speaking on the constitution under the coalition and then on presidential power in the USA.   A number of pupils in the audience were wearing pyjamas.  It was Children in Need day.  At … Continue reading

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More from the silver jubilee

I thought I would share with you another photograph from the reception to mark my 25 years as professor of government at the University of Hull.  This picture shows the speaking line-up (from left to right): Baroness Bottomley, who acted … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

At a meeting of peers last night: ‘Do you think Baroness Trumpington knows she’s gone viral?’

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Lady Trumpington on form

Lady Trumpington I know a number of readers are great fans of Lady Trumpington, so this story about her reaction to a reference by Lord King of Bridgwater to her age should prove of interest.  She was clearly in characteristic … Continue reading

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