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A question of style

ALEX NORRIS: The customs and traditions of parliament may seem charming, but they serve to alienate many of those whom MPs aim to represent. Updating some of the practices of the place would bring the institution into the 21st century and better reflect the communities it serves.

New Brooms

11 Labour MPs elected in 2017 have come together to propose a series of measures to reform parliament. New Brooms, edited by James Frith MP and published by the Fabian Society, puts the experiences and insights of these new MPs at the heart of the debate.

Democracy for all

NANCY PLATTS: In this most undemocratic of Democracy Weeks, let us recognise that the institutions voters see – distant, unaccountable and crumbling – were designed for another age.

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