UK Mps

Dear Caroline Ansell: Housing

Ben Moore | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

Dear Caroline Ansell I haven't had a working shower for a week. I know this may seem like pretty small beer. You have bigger things to worry about. A...

Fewer MPs, More Lords? The Government Has Got Its Priorities Wrong

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

The claim is that they want to 'cut the cost of politics and tackle the deficit left by the previous administration', in the government's own words. Why then, has the prime minister appointed peers to the House of Lords at a faster rate than any Prime Minister in British history?

MPs Prove What Good Tossers They Are By Winning Charity Pancake Race

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics

A team of MPs proved they were the best tossers in Westminster this morning as they beat journalists and peers in a charity Pancake Race. Headed up...

MPs Are Being Made To Debate The Axing Of Student Maintenance Grants In Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

MPs will be debating the decision to scrap the student maintenance grant in parliament on Tuesday, after the motion was quietly passed last week by a ...

MPs May Have A Serious Drinking Problem But John Bercow Doesn't Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Politics

House of Commons speaker John Bercow has been accused of suppressing reports that reveal the scale of MPs' alcohol problems. Documents which are th...

World Youth Organisation Launch Set For January 2016

Tom Hinchcliffe | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Hinchcliffe

With the launch imminent, the World Youth Organisation have said they intend to finalise the guest list, which already contains various figures from the charity alongside MPs, members of the youth parliament and notable journalists.

18 MPs Visited Their Royal Mail Sorting Offices Today And Loved It

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and MPs are visiting their local postal sorting offices. Political history dictates that elected Mem...

7 Issues MPs Are Considering Ahead Of Syria Bombing Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics

MPs will spend the weekend weighing up David Cameron's case for targeted bombing raids in Syria. He argues the UK "will never be safe" unless ISIL is ...

Could a Gender Balanced Parliament Exist in the UK? Once Again, Young People Pave the Way

Owen Winter | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

The House of Commons cannot make decisions in the interests of the people whilst it is so unequal. When I sit on the green benches on Friday, there will be an even split of young men and women. Let's hope that the House of Commons catches up within my lifetime.

SNP Minister Awkwardly Asks To Restart 'Car-Crash' Interview After Not Realising It's Live

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

SNP Minister Angela Constance was left red-faced after not realising she was on live TV during an appearance on BBC Scotland’s Sunday Politics. ...

An Open Letter to Conservative MPs: No, We Didn't Vote to Keep First Past The Post in 2011

Owen Winter | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

AV is not PR and MPs know it. Don't let them weasel their way out of this debate.

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation: Where Should Parliament Move to?

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Before you crack out the jokes ('into the sea', 'as far away as possible' etc. etc.) it's a serious question. Westminster could soon be going through a renovation programme that could last up to 40 years and cost more than £7billion. That's a long time and a lot of money.

13 Things We Could Buy With The MPs' Pay Rise

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Comedy

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has announced MPs yearly salary will go up from £67,060 to £74,000. Giving a total of £6,940 to e...

In Defence of Politicians

Charlie Evans | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Evans

How on earth did this indifference and apathy set in? Why do we have this attitude that MPs are some different species altogether? Why do we demand they know the price of a pint of milk as if this is a perfect indicator of the political clout they hold?

35 MPs Who Want To Be Select Committee Chairs

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics

MPs are putting themselves up for election again - this time among their peers. The Huffington Post UK can reveal at least 38 backbenchers are pitc...

The Web Is Bringing People Into Politics - But Are Politicians Keeping Up?

Brie Rogers Lowery | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech
Brie Rogers Lowery

A revolution in technology over the past decade has shaken up business models underpinning everything from how we share and consume news and ideas, to how we shop or find a date. We live in an on-demand world, and as we enter the final weeks of the 2015 election, we're seeing how democracy is also being reshaped by the web.

The Anger With Westminster in This Election Is Intense - The Solution Is to Give People a Direct Say Over How MPs Vote

Richard Wilson | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Wilson

We are constantly told that giving the ordinary public a direct say will lead to bad law driven by populist, ill-informed opinion. Far better, apparently, to leave it to MPs to make decisions based on their own, expert judgement...

Why MPs Aren't Doing What They're Told - And Why That Might Be a Good Thing

Jack Butler | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Butler

Party leaders will no doubt be wary of MPs who choose to ignore the orders that come down from the central office. Despite that, it seems they're here to stay. And after all, don't we all want politicians who represent the people that elected them, rather than being slavishly devoted to party interest?

MPs Demand More Apprenticeships As Numbers Are 'Too Low'

PA | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The Government has been urged to increase apprenticeships after MPs warned the number of youngsters involved remained too low. Despite "significant...

Inaccessible Buildings Is Not Necessarily Discrimination

Simon Stevens | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Rebuilding inaccessible infrastructure that has existed for hundreds of years in some cases takes time and money. I believe the moral argument has been won, and it is now about letting the slow wheels of progress turn.

Five Reasons I Should Never Be a Politician

Serena Cowdy | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

Since I started writing about politics, a few people have asked me whether I'd ever consider standing as an MP myself. The answer is a very definite no. And actually, it's nothing to do with the money. I'd almost certainly be a terrible politician, and here are five of the many reasons why...

One In Three Key Candidates Standing In General Election Is Privately Schooled

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly a third of candidates standing for parliament at the next general election has been privately schooled - compared to 7% of the UK population. ...

Is This The Most Puerile Thing To Nearly Happen At PMQs?

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Politics

A group of Tory MPs tried to knock over a cameraman filming Prime Minister's Question Time so that the crew would be blamed for the disturbance and be...

MPs Admit 'We Literally Don't Understand Facebook'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

MPs have admitted they don't understand Facebook. Their solution? Facebook has to change. (It couldn't possibly be up to them to do the legwork,...

Working People Need a Strong Voice in the Very Place that Excludes Them

Ian Lavery | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Lavery

It is now more important than ever to ensure that there are representatives in Parliament who speak in the trade union interest. It is crucial that working people have a strong voice in the place that excludes, amongst others, that very group of people.