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What makes for an effective parliamentarian?

Contributing to a panel at the recent Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) 68th Westminster Seminar, on effective parliaments, I identified what I see as the five essential elements for parliamentarians to be effective in carrying out their jobs. 1) Powers. The … Continue reading

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Legislatures matter

I was on a panel on Wednesday evening to discuss the subject of legislative strengthening.  Held in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) room in the Palace of Westminster, it was designed to bring together people interested in the subject in order to form a … Continue reading

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Different hats….

I hold several positions, with the result that I often find I have a fairly full diary as a result of working to fulfil them.  Yesterday was a day for rushing around as a result of wearing several hats.  In the morning … Continue reading

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