Working to make government more effective

Finn Baker

Research Assistant

Finn is a research assistant on the Institute’s ministers team, contributing to work on the role of ministers and their offices. He graduated with a BA in History in 2023.

All work

21 NOV 2023 Explainer

2023 boundary changes

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

20 MAY 2021 Explainer

Shadow cabinet

The shadow cabinet is made up of senior members of the main opposition party in Westminster who act as spokespeople for the opposition.

21 OCT 2020 Explainer

Ministers’ private offices

Every government minister has a private office. This is a small team of civil servants dedicated to supporting ministerial duties and decisions.

03 MAR 2020 Explainer


The cabinet is the senior decision-making body in government.

27 JAN 2020 Explainer

Government reshuffles

A reshuffle is when government ministers are moved between posts.