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What is a hung parliament?

In terms of a hung parliament it’s best explained by looking at what has happened over the last four general elections going back to 2005. In 2005 and in 2015 we did not have a hung parliament, by contrast in both 2010 and 2017 we did so if we look at those four briefly. First […]

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Houses of Parliament repairs could cost £7.1bn
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Houses of Parliament repairs could cost £7.1bn

Restoration work on the Houses of Parliament could cost as much as 5.7 billion pounds – and take 32 years to complete. However, the hefty pricetag could drop to 3.5 billion pounds if MPs and peers are moved out of the building. The 150 year old Grade one listed property is partly sinking, contains asbestos […]

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Does parliament matter? (9 Oct 2014)
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Does parliament matter? (9 Oct 2014)

Welcome to today’s UCL Lunchtime Lecture, only the second in this new season. I’m Professor Paul McMillan. I’m a member of the Lunchtime Lecture committee and I’ve got the pleasure of being your host and chair for today. Before we begin, could I make sure that mobile telephones are off, or at least on flight […]

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