Government & Politics

  • Government & Politics

    Empowering the citizen

    Working for a stronger democracy, with more genuine power being devolved to local people.

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    About Government & Politics
  • Reforming Public Appointments

    Equality policies set up under the last government are failing to promote people from working class communities to public office. Our new report calls for an extension of the entire equalities policy to increase representation of people from routine and manual occupational backgrounds, and for greater transparency about the membership of interviewing panels for public appointments.  Read more

    Working class in the public bodies
  • In It Together

    The Inside Story of the Coalition Government

    Matthew d'Ancona, award-winning political columnist for the Sunday Telegraph, joined Jesse Norman MP at Policy Exchange to discuss his latest book In It Together: The Inside Story of the Coalition Government exploring the key relationships, policy shifts and dramatic fights within the Coalition.  Watch a video of the event

    Inside the Coalition
  • Margaret Thatcher: Mother of modernisation?

    Policy Exchange was pleased to host Michael Gove, Peter Mandelson and Thatcher's official biographer Charles Moore to examine Margaret Thatcher's legacy.

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    Read our tribute to Margaret Thatcher

    Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013
  • Michael Pinto-Duschinsky at the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee

    Dr Michael Pinto Duschinsky, Policy Exchange's Senior Consultant for Constitutional Affairs, gave evidence before a Select Committee on the role and powers of the Prime Minister. Michael called for the PM to be allowed his own policy unit.    Watch videoRead article

    Role and powers of the PM

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Latest Government Publications

  • 13 December 2013 | Reforming Public Appointments

    • Reforming Public Appointments shows that equality policies set up under the last government are failing to promote people from working class communities to public office. It calls for an extension of the entire equalities policy to increase representation of people from routine and manual occupational backgrounds, and for greater transparency about the membership of interviewing panels for public appointments.

  • 16 July 2012 | What's In A Name? Is there a case for equal marriage?

    • What’s In A Name? Is there a case for equal marriage? looks at the social, historic and legal arguments for and against gay marriage. It argues that marriage could be a particularly powerful institution for many young gay people – encouraging fidelity and commitment, providing role models and a strong support structure.

Latest Government & Politics Blogs

  • 31 March 2014 | Labour MPs need to learn to work together. Going it alone can only get you so far

    • Ruth Porter, Head of Economic and Social Policy at Policy Exchange, outlines why Labour MPs need to start working together. Ruth argues that younger Labour MPs are more focused on building a personal reputation and express little in the way of ideological commitment. This 'rampant individualist' approach stands in stark contrast to the solidarity displayed by their Conservative counterparts, which has led to a proliferation of groups with a clear vision.

  • 18 February 2014 | Here are some ideas to win in 2030

    • Nick Faith, Policy Exchange's Director of Communications, sets out how the Conservatives a coalition of voters that will allow them to win elections in the long-term. Nick makes the case from our report Northern Lights that the Conservatives must reach out to the working classes by selecting more northern and working class candidates and focus on building up local networks in marginal seats.

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