Clarke the Crowd Puller on New MPs
Philip Cowley's Election blog reports on a recent visit to Nottingham University by Ken Clarke. Not only was the lecture theatre crowded out (as is usual with Clarke visits, says Cowley) but Clarke also challenged the conventional wisdom that the new intake of MPs after the election will be a more independent minded bunch. He suggestst that they might actually be quite compliant, such is the nature and complexity of parliament for a newbie. Students should go and give the account a read - very useful for the parliamentary part of the AS in particular.