The Institute of Association Management (IofAM) is an independent professional body made up of managers and senior staff responsible for the management, development and governance of trade bodies, professional institutes, societies, chambers of commerce, voluntary organisations, charities and other representative groups. 394 more words
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Helensburgh and Lomond’s Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament, Katie Burke, was welcomed into the House of Commons this week.
She was one of over 300 young people at the annual sitting of the UK Youth Parliament, marking the launch of Parliament Week which aims to build greater awareness, understanding and engagement with parliamentary democracy in the UK. 191 more words
Radical ‘e-democracy’ plans allowing people to vote in parliamentary elections via the internet are being drafted to bridge the gap between politicians and the public. 129 more words
The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, cuts a more interesting figure than many of his recent predecessors. Many of the rabid right backbenchers from his own party cannot stand him, resulting in his being called “a stupid, sanctimonious dwarf” (Mr Bercow is not particularly tall). 353 more words
The television event of the week is easily Prime Minister’s Questions; half an hour of overpaid adults having a playground-esque disagreement. But many have spoke about losing the interest of potential voters so how about we make some changes to the way it’s run, and the way it’s broadcast? 801 more words