Working to make government more effective

Jess Sargeant

Associate Director

Jess is an associate director and leads the IfG and Bennett Institute Review of the UK constitution, which aims to assess the current state of the UK constitution and make recommendations for reform. She has worked on Brexit, devolution, government in Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland protocol.  

Prior to joining the IfG, Jess worked as a researcher in the House of Lords Library, and as a research assistant at the Constitution Unit UCL where she researched referendums. 

All work

15 AUG 2023 Interview

Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith talks about serving as constitution minister under three different PMs, her time in the Truss government, and ministerial maternity cover.

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.

27 MAR 2023 Explainer

The Windsor Framework

On 27 February, the UK and EU announced a new ‘Windsor Framework’ to make changes to the protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.