Levelling up

An overview of the concept of levelling up, what are the objectives, what it means in practice, statistics on the North South divide, and what are the criticisms of this new regional policy.Read More

Living Streets

We are Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking. We want to create a nation where walking is the natural choice for everyday, local journeys; free from congested roads and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illnesses and social isolation. We want to achieve a better walking environment and to inspire people of all...Read More
Liz McInnes MP

Liz McInnes

Liz McInnes, Labour MP for Heywood & MiddletonRead More

London airports expansion

London airports have seen continued passenger growth since the end of 2008 and London's three largest airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted) are all expected to be at capacity by 2030. This predicted growth in demand has prompted a national debate on how best to provide more capacity in the future for London and the South East.Read More

Labour Party

The Labour Party has been in power for just over a third of the period since the War. In 2019, the Labour Party had 485,000 members, making it by far Britain's largest political party. In terms of voting behaviour, the party currently polls better as a voter's level of formal education rises.Read More

Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats are a centre-left, pro-European, political party, colloquially referred to as the Lib Dems. Recently on an electoral roller coaster, the Lib Dem vote share declined from 23% in 2010 to 8% in 2015, and 11% in 2019. Lib Dems receive their highest support from 30-39-year-olds.Read More

Law Lords

The law lords are chosen by the Lord Chancellor to form the highest court in the United Kingdom, which is the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords. They are nominally members of the House but they do not operate as such. When they retire they become life peers. At the time of writing, the...Read More
Members of the House of Lords wait for the Queen at the state opening of parliament

Life Peers

Life peers are elevated to the peerage by the Monarch in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister. They comprise the 'great and the good' of the day characterised by an expertise and experience in a particular field, alongside an increasing number of former political advisors and ex MPs.Read More

Labour Leadership

What is the Labour leadership? The Labour party leader heads the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) and is appointed as Prime Minister when the party holds a majority in the House of Commons. In practice, the leader shapes the direction and policy of the party. Tony Blair led the Labour party from 1994 but announced after...Read More
Attorney general says he will not bow to political pressure on paedophile sentencing

Law Officers

Government Law Officers are Parliamentarians with a legal background appointed by the Prime Minister to give legal advice to Ministers.Read More

Legislation (Wales)

Statutory instruments arrive on the floor of the Assembly from the Legislation Committee for final approval, which takes the form of two votes and may be preceded by a debate on the motion to approve or on amendments seeking to deny approval. The first vote is on the general principles of the instrument (akin to...Read More

Legislation (Lords)

All bills and pieces of legislation must pass through the House of Lords, as well as the House of Commons. And although it is MPs that have the final say, it is in the House of Lords where the Commons’ amendments to bills are subjected to scrutiny and debate. To find out more on this...Read More

Legislation (Commons)

All policies are discussed and laws implemented in the House of Commons. All bills must pass through both the House of Commons and House of Lords, although it is MPs that have the final decision. Government legislation comes in the form of primary and secondary legislation. Primary legislation covers Bills and Acts which are split...Read More

London 2012 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee voted in July 2005 for London to hold the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, with the majority of facilities centred in the capital but many other locations hosting events, training villages and support facilities. Read More
Lorraine Fullbrook is MP for South Ribble, Conservative

Lorraine Fullbrook

Lorraine Fullbrook, Conservative MP for South RibbleRead More
Luciana Berger is MP for Liverpool Wavertree, Labour

Luciana Berger

Luciana Berger, Labour MP for Liverpool WavertreeRead More
Louise Mensch is MP for Corby, Conservative

Louise Mensch

Louise Mensch, MP for Corby, ConservativeRead More