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Keynote speech: Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Leader of the Commons

How would a future Labour government work with parliament?

Lucy Powell on stage at the Institute for Government.
The Shadow Leader of the Commons Lucy Powell on stage at the Institute for Government.

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The Institute for Government welcomed Lucy Powell MP, the Shadow Leader of the Commons, to give a keynote speech on how a Labour government would approach parliament, the legislative process, and the role of MPs. 

With Westminster hit by a series of scandals in recent years, what can be done to restore parliament's image? How can the legislative process be improved? And how would Labour, if elected, approach the way that MPs work in parliament?

Following her speech, Lucy Powell was in conversation with Dr Hannah White, Director of the Institute for Government. She then took part in an audience Q&A.

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