Politics Category

11/06/2020

Party Conferences

Party Conferences take place annually, with the larger political parties choosing late September/early October and the smaller…

17/04/2020

The Liberal Party

The Liberal Party endured mixed fortunes throughout its existence from 1859 to 1988. At its inception it…

02/04/2020

Bill of Rights & Claim of Right Act

The Bill of Rights of 1688/89 put into law the Declaration of Rights signed by King William…

20/03/2020

The Social Democratic Party

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) was formed in 1981 amid dissatisfaction with both Conservative and Labour parties.…

23/02/2020

Members of the House of Commons

Unlike members of the House of Lords, those in the House of Commons are elected by the…

15/02/2020

Hansard

Thomas Curson Hansard (1776-1833) was in the right place at the right time when he was able…

10/01/2020

The Glorious Revolution

“And whereas it hath been found by experience that it is inconsistent with the safety and welfare…

08/01/2020

The Conservative Party

The Conservative Party is the oldest political party in existence today. Emerging in the late 1670s, it…

25/12/2019

The Commonwealth of Nations

One-third of the world’s population live in a member state of The Commonwealth of Nations, previously known…

04/12/2019

Parliamentary privilege

‘Parliamentary privilege‘ sets the boundaries for mutual non-interference between Parliament and the courts. It was laid down…

28/11/2019

First-past-the-post voting

For UK General Elections and local councils in England and Wales we have always used the first-past-the-post…

05/11/2019

The Foreign Secretary

Short for ‘Her Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs’, the position of Foreign…