Ministers Reflect is the Institute for Government's unique archive of interviews with former Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat ministers. It is designed to record – in their own words – what it takes to be an effective minister, the challenges they face and what more can be done to support them in driving forward policy objectives.

Transcripts of the interviews are published in full and you can read or download them directly from the archive. The archive is a valuable public resource for current and future generations of political leaders, advisers, civil servants and researchers.


#MinistersReflect - How to be effective in government

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Senior Fellow
Tess Kidney Bishop