Theresa May

Prime Ministerial Accountability

This one year research project investigates the accountability of the Prime Minister to Parliament through Liaison Committee evidence sessions. The research, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, seeks to investigate how effective these sessions are and how they work to hold the Prime Minister to account. This project will make a significant contribution to our understanding of both the limits and the possibilities of democratic accountability mechanisms in the UK.

About us

We will work closely with parliamentary clerks and MPs, in order to assess their accountability contribution, and provide recommendations for how their levels of scrutiny might be improved.

Find out more about our Prime Ministerial Accountability research

The Liaison Committee

The House of Commons Liaison Committee is made up of the Chairs of each of the select committees, and has a wide ranging role in holding the Prime Minister to account.

Find out more about the House of Commons Liaison Committee

Our funding

This project is funded by the Nuffield Foundation – a charitable trust that aims to improve social well-being by funding research and innovation in education and social policy.

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Press Release

This project was announced on 22 April 2015, with an official press release posted on the Canterbury Christ Church University website. 

Read the official press release

Final report

Read the final research report released entitled Questioning the prime minister: how effective is the liaison committee?

Read the full research report

Read the official press release

 
This project is funded by the Nuffield Foundation

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