This post asks: what, if any, impact is a hung Parliament likely to have upon the relatively new House of Commons procedure known as ‘English Votes for English laws (EVEL)’? Will a minority Conservative Government, propped up by the DUP, find its England-only legislative plans disrupted? And what of England’s constitutional position more broadly?
Margaret Curran, former Labour MSP, MP and Scottish Government Minister
Juliet Swann, authority on electoral systems; gender, politics and public policy; with wide experience in campaign, rights and reform organisations / @muteswann
Theresa May called the snap election hoping for a strong majority, to give her a free hand to deal with the EU. While promising a ‘UK approach’ to Brexit, the Conservatives rejected different arrangements for the UK’s component nations or anything more than a consultative role for the devolved governments. Following the General Election, this may have to change.
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Sarah Childs is Professor of Politics and Gender at the University of Bristol. She tweets @profsarahchilds / Meryl Kenny is Lecturer in Gender and Politics at the University of Edinburgh. She tweets @merylkenny / Jessica Smith is a PhD student at Birkbeck, University of London. She tweets @Jess_Smith1534.
This is the third blog in the series ‘What next for…’ following the UK General Election 2017. Marco Biagi was SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central, 2011-16 and served as Minister for Local Government and Communities, 2014-16. He is currently completing a political science PhD at Yale University.
Tories should celebrate and then think of the Union
This is the first in a series of blogs reflecting on the UK General Election 2017 under the theme of ‘What next….?’ These blogs will focus on public policy, parties and the constitution. This important opening blog reflects on evidence-based political debate.