A relatively new democratic tool in the UK. The recall process allows constituents to hold their MPs to account outside the regular electoral cycle. History of recall Whilst since 1981 MPs would lose their...
Prime Minister’s Questions is a half hour session in The House of Commons in which Members of Parliament are able to question the Prime Minister on Government policy and relevant political issues.
A vote of no confidence is one way that opposition parties can seek to overthrow the Government. To start the process the Leader of the Opposition must ‘table‘ a vote of no confidence in...
In the UK, citizens elect other citizens to represent their views and make decisions about how the country should be governed. This is known as representative democracy. The people that we elect are called...
Government and Parliament are two different things that often get confused with each other.
Select Committees are groups of cross-party MPs who hold the government to account on behalf of Parliament and scrutinise government activity.
Get In Westminster is a non-partisan educational programme that aims to empower young students and professionals of colour about career opportunities across the civil service.
Members of Parliament regularly hold surgeries, and no, we’re not talking about medical procedures! They’re an opportunity for you to discuss issues that matter to you with your local MP in a 1-1 setting.
The ability of the Prime Minister to call an early General Election is one that was changed during the 2010-15 Coalition government.