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Beatrice Barr

Former Research Assistant

Beatrice was a research assistant on the Institute’s ministers team, where she contributed to work on the role of ministers and their offices. She also assisted with IfG Academy work and maintained the Ministers Reflect and explainers archives.  

She graduated in 2022 with a degree in History and Politics. While at university, she ran a large student organisation and worked on a research project looking at the impacts of education systems on social mobility in OECD countries.  

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21 NOV 2023 Explainer

2023 boundary changes

What is happening to constituency boundaries, and why? How are they changing? How are MPs affected?

17 JUL 2023 Interview

Anne Milton

Anne Milton discusses pastoral support for MPs, whipping during the coalition years and working with opposition whips.

04 JUL 2023 Interview

Hilary Armstrong

Baroness Armstrong discusses handling contentious legislation, the welfare of MPs and influencing reshuffles.

03 JUL 2023 Interview

Patrick McLoughlin

Lord McLoughlin reflects on his long experience of government, how the whips manage parliament and dealing with crises as transport secretary.

21 JUN 2023 Interview

Sir Brandon Lewis

Sir Brandon Lewis discusses the benefit of local government experience, the challenges of the Home Office and his time as Northern Ireland secretary.

12 JUN 2023 Explainer

The Covid-19 Inquiry

What is the Covid-19 inquiry? What powers does it have? What is its purpose and scope?