Constitution

Strengthening Democratic Accountability in the NHS: Opportunities in Constitutional Reform

Introduction My name is Keegan Clay Shepard and I am a Research Fellow at the Constitution Society where I am exploring the concept of democratic accountability within the NHS. In this blog I discuss the open consultation aimed at influencing … [Read more...] about Strengthening Democratic Accountability in the NHS: Opportunities in Constitutional Reform

The Post Office Bill: Constitutionally Unusual, but not Inappropriate

Less than a week after the broadcast of the ITV drama, Mr Bates vs. The Post Office, the Government announced new legislation intended to quash the convictions of hundreds of Post Office employees who were wrongly prosecuted and convicted of … [Read more...] about The Post Office Bill: Constitutionally Unusual, but not Inappropriate

Conference review – A crisis in UK democracy?

In 1647 the Putney Debates brought people together to discuss the future of democracy following the victory of the Parliamentarians in the English Civil War. On 24th March 2023, The Constitution Society brought together academics and constitutional … [Read more...] about Conference review – A crisis in UK democracy?

The constitutional consequences of Mr. Johnson

Conservative politicians are currently busy distancing themselves from Boris Johnson. But he is more than just an unfortunate one-off episode in political history, as a consideration of his constitutional legacy demonstrates. Johnson brought his own … [Read more...] about The constitutional consequences of Mr. Johnson