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What makes a good prime minister?

Wednesday 19 June 2019, 12:45 - 14:00

The new Prime Minister is expected to be in place before summer recess. They will need to set up their office, choose their Cabinet and outline their priorities, at the same time as dealing with Brexit and the challenges of minority government. What skills do they need to do this well? And what can they learn from those who have gone before?

Our panel, who have served in various administrations, discussed what the incoming Prime Minister needs to do to ensure they achieve their goals.

Panellists included:

  • Baroness Kate Fall, former Deputy Chief of Staff to David Cameron
  • Sir Mark Lyall Grant, former National Security Adviser
  • Jill Rutter, Programme Director at the Institute for Government and author of Centre Forward
  • Iain Martin, commentator and columnist

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


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