Reimagining Parliament: A new book co-edited by Professors Cristina Leston-Bandeira and David Judge published by Bristol University Press

The collection has been described by one reviewer as 'a must have for anyone interested in the UK Parliament'.

School of Politics and International Studies own Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde, Professor David Judge, have co-edited a new collection of essays about the UK Parliament.

Reimagining Parliament was published on 22 May 2024 by Bristol University Press. It features essays by a range of scholars and practitioners, including a further contribution by Professor Leston-Bandeira and a chapter by Lecturer in British Politics, Dr Alexandra Meakin.

The book questions what Parliament should be in the 21st century and how it can be reimagined. It shows how a new democratic parliamentary space can be created to better represent and engage with citizens; to furnish a safe, inclusive and fair working environment for all staff and members; and to secure greater responsiveness and accountability of government.

Bringing together a vibrant group of parliamentary scholars and practitioners, it proposes an institutional world of possibilities beyond the present Westminster village, to help restore faith in democracy.

Dr Ben Worthy (Birkbeck, University of London), said in his review that,

This innovative and insightful book is a must-have for anyone interested in the UK Parliament. Combining the views of academics, experts and practitioners who know Parliament inside and out, it gives a unique view of what is wrong with Westminster and how it can be reimagined.

For more information about Reimagining Parliament, please see its listing on Bristol University Press’ website.