Working to make government more effective

Tess Kidney Bishop


Tess was a researcher at the Institute and worked on the infrastructure policy making project. She graduated from Oxford University in 2016 with BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Prior to joining the Institute, Tess completed an internship in public diplomacy at the Australian High Commission in London.

All work

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.

11 JUN 2019 Interview

Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington reflects on his time as a joint minister across three departments and working with businesses to prepare for a no deal Brexit.

28 MAY 2019 Interview

Jo Johnson

Jo Johnson reflects on his time as a minister under David Cameron and Theresa May.

20 MAY 2019 Interview

Steve Brine

Steve Brine was interviewed on 20 May 2019 for the Institute for Government’s Ministers Reflect project.

21 MAR 2019 Report

Ministers reflect on devolution

Ministers in Scotland and Wales say they are ignored by the Government in Westminster, and this feeling has been heightened in the wake of the Brexit.

18 JAN 2019 Interview

Carwyn Jones

Carwyn Jones reflects on leading minority and coalition governments in Wales and dealing with of Brexit and its impact on the constitution.

05 DEC 2018 Interview

Kenny MacAskill

Kenny MacAskill reflects on deciding to release Abdelbaset al-Megrahi from prison, merging the Scottish police forces and preparing for the referendum

16 OCT 2018 Interview

Ieuan Wyn Jones

Ieuan Wyn Jones reflects on leading Plaid Cymru into government for the first time.