Director, Hansard Society Parliament and Government programme
Ruth is responsible for conducting and directing research into parliamentary scrutiny, legislative processes, representative democracy and constitutional reform.
Before joining the Society, Ruth worked for seven years for Bill Rammell MP focusing on strategic communications, research and community relations. She also acted as a political adviser and speechwriter during his time as a Foreign Office and Higher Education Minister and managed his 2001 and 2005 General Election campaigns. In 2004 she took a leave of absence to work for Senator John Kerry's Democratic Presidential campaign in Florida. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Leeds for her doctoral research on the electoral strategy and philosophy of the modern Liberal Party, 1970-1983.