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Westminster, Whitehall and gossip

Thursday 5 September 2019, 18:30 - 19:30

The Institute for Government was delighted to welcome journalist and author Marie LeConte to discuss these themes from her new book Haven't You Heard? Gossip, Power, and How Politics Really Works.

She was joined on the panel by:

  • Matthew O'Toole, journalist and former civil servant in Number 10 and HM Treasury
  • Tara O'Reilly, founder of Women in Westminster and co-ordinator for the Labour Tribune MPs Group.
  • Duncan Robinson, political correspondent for The Economist.

The event was chaired by Jill Rutter, Programme Director at the Institute for Government. There was an opportunity for audience questions.

Marie Le Conte is a political journalist who writes for publications including Prospect Magazine, Guardian, GQ and the New Statesman. She has appeared on Any Questions, Today Programme, Newsnight, and many others.


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