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Parliament and coronavirus: democracy in the age of social-distancing

As the UK parliament begins its unexpected experiment with digital democracy, the Institute for Government was delighted to convene an expert panel.

As the UK parliament begins its unexpected experiment with digital democracy, the Institute for Government was delighted to convene an expert panel to discuss democracy in the age of coronavirus.

From online select committee hearings, to parliamentary questions by Zoom, the event will explore how Westminster is adapting to the need for social distancing, the risks and benefits of the two Houses’ chosen approaches and what the long-term consequences of this period of enforced innovation may be.

Karen Bradley MP, Chair of the Commons Procedure Committee, was joined by Sir David Natzler, former Clerk of the House of Commons, and Esther Webber of The Times.

The event was chaired by Dr Hannah White, Deputy Director of the Institute for Government.

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