Working to make government more effective

Prime minister Rishi Sunak and newly elected Conservative MP Steve Tuckwell, right, speak to party activists at the Rumbling Tum cafe in Uxbridge.
Podcast

Uxbridge Over Troubled Water?

Will Jennings, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Southampton, joins us after a busy night of polling.

By-elections are rarely like buses, but this time three have arrived at once. The Conservatives lost Somerset and Frome and Selby, but held on to Boris Johnson’s old seat in Uxbridge… by a hair’s breadth.

As parliament prepares to shut up for summer, the podcast team discuss a night that produced plenty of food for thought in government and the opposition – and not forgetting the by-election experts, the Lib Dems.

Will Jennings, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Southampton also joins us after a busy night of polling.

People featured in this episode

Related content

23 FEB 2024 Podcast

The Hoyle crisis

ConservativeHome’s Henry Hill joins the podcast team to make sense of the Gaza debate and to weigh up how much trouble Speaker Lindsay Hoyle is in.