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Andrea Leadsom keynote speech

Wednesday 17 July 2019, 18:30 - 19:30

The Institute for Government was delighted to welcome the Rt Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for South Northamptonshire, and the former Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

She spoke about her role as the Leader of the Commons, specifically her reflections on parliamentary reform, including proxy voting, bullying and harassment in Parliament, and restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster.

The event was chaired by Dr Hannah White, Deputy Director of the Institute for Government. There was an opportunity for audience questions.

The Rt Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP enjoyed a 25-year career in finance and in establishing parent infant charities, and has been the Member of Parliament representing South Northamptonshire since 2010. She served as City Minister, Energy Minister, Environment Secretary and then became the Leader of the House of Commons in June 2017. She resigned from the Cabinet in May 2019.

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