Mile End Institute

English Votes for English Laws One Year on: a critical evaluation

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28 November 2016

Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Venue: Committee Room 3, Houses of Parliament

In October 2015 the House of Commons approved an important set of procedural changes, designed by the government, known as ‘English Votes for English Laws’. 

This new system has proved contentious in both political and constitutional terms, provoking claims that it has fundamentally altered the terms of representation at Westminster. 

But what should be made of this and other criticisms? 

This event, organised in co-operation with the Constitution Unit at UCL, marks the publication of a major new report by Michael Kenny and Daniel Gover about EVEL’s first year in operation, which sets out the results of an in-depth academic investigation into the reform. 

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It includes detailed analysis of how the new procedures have worked in practice, and also raises questions about their wider constitutional implications. 

The authors propose a number of changes to the current system and will discuss their main recommendations.

Read more about our research on English Votes for English Laws which is funded by the Centre on Constitutional Change with the support of the ESRC. 

Michael Kenny is Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London and Director of the Mile End Institute.
Daniel Gover is a Research Fellow at the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London. He is also an associate staff member at the Constitution Unit.

This event will be chaired by Professor Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit, UCL

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.