Jack Sheldon

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Research Assistant, 'Between Two Unions - The Constitutional Future of the Islands after Brexit'
Bennett Institute for Public Policy
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Jack Sheldon is a Research Assistant at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy working with Professor Michael Kenny on the ESRC funded project ‘Between Two Unions: The Constitutional Future of the Islands after Brexit’.

Prior to joining the University of Cambridge in January 2016, Jack was a Research Assistant at the Constitution Unit, University College London. At the Constitution Unit he co-authored a report on Options for an English Parliament and was editor of the Constitution Unit blog and newsletter.

Jack holds an MA in Politics and Contemporary History from King’s College London and a BA in Politics from Queen Mary, University of London. In October 2018 he will begin a PhD at Cambridge, funded by the ESRC. His doctoral research will focus on the impact changes to the UK’s territorial constitution have had on the roles performed by MPs at Westminster.


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Jack Sheldon (Bennett Institute, University of Cambridge) looks at the constitutional issues facing Britain's next Prime Minister.   Following the announcement of Theresa May’s imminent resignation, the long-anticipated contest within the Conservative Party to succeed her has begun.    The campaign... Read more
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Westminster’s seemingly endless Brexit drama has taken yet another twist with Commons Speaker John Bercow’s ruling that the government cannot bring forward a third ‘meaningful vote’ on its Brexit deal without a substantive change to the proposition. Much of the press and political reaction has prese... Read more
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Concerns about the implications of the Irish backstop for the integrity of the domestic Union contributed significantly to the scale of the 118-strong backbench rebellion that led to Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement being defeated last week, by the extraordinary margin of 432 to 202.  Jack Sheldon... Read more
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Conservative MPs who offer their Unionism as the basis of their rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement have a very particular understanding of both the Union and Conservatism, says Jack Sheldon.    As Theresa May prepares to face a confidence vote from her own Conservative MPs, one issue dominates th... Read more
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A week after the state of intergovernmental relations (IGR) in the UK was highlighted by the UK government’s law officers standing in opposition to their devolved counterparts in the UK Supreme Court, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee published a report on improving IGR... Read more
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Amendments to controversial Clause 11 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill were agreed in the House of Lords yesterday evening, following a deal between the UK and Welsh governments last week. Jack Sheldon and Mike Kenny explain the significance of this agreement for the UK as a whole and outline... Read more
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