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13:00 - 14:00 12 November 2014

A constitutional convention for the UK: What form should it take?


Council Room, UCL Constitution Unit | Rubin Building (link Map)
29–30 Tavistock Square | London | WC1 | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr Alan Renwick, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Reading
Katie Ghose, Chief Executive, ERS

Four of the five main UK political parties have voiced support for a constitutional convention based on popular participation. But what form should such a convention take? There are a variety of possible models and some would work much better than others. This presentation will set out criteria that can be used to evaluate the options and then draw on evidence from recent reform processes - notably in Canada, Iceland, and Ireland - to see which options are more or less likely to meet those criteria in the UK.


Ben Webb
+44 (0)20 7679 4977 | Constitution@ucl.ac.uk