Articles by: Parliament Street

Elizabeth Anderson writes for Conservative Home

Elizabeth Anderson writes for Conservative Home

Saturday 20th January 2018 Following on from Thursday’s event on childhood obesity, in the House of Lords, our Head of Campaigns, Elizabeth Anderson, has written a guest blog on the issue for the influential Conservative Home website. The original piece can be found here.  Alternatively you can read it below:   ” Elizabeth Anderson joined Parliament Street in 2013, as […]

by · 20th January 2018 · Press Room
EVENT REVIEW – Parliament Street Childhood Obesity Symposium

EVENT REVIEW – Parliament Street Childhood Obesity Symposium

Parliament Street’s first event of the year saw Baroness Jenkin hosting us at the House of Lords on Thursday 18th January 2018.  Focusing on Childhood Obesity, our other panellists – Ben Howlett (Director of think tank Public Policy Projects); Dr Jude Oben (consultant gastroenterologist and founder of the Obesity Action Campaign); Professor John Wass (endocrinologist and Fellow of the Royal College […]

by · 20th January 2018 · frontpage, Blog
How Many Carillions?

How Many Carillions?

Dominique Sayer discusses the collapse of Carillon and its political fallout, from a Labour Party perspective. From Tories to a Trade Union General Secretary, the collapse of Carillion can be seen as nothing else but an absolute failure of decades of government policy. Whether one agrees with free market involvement or full state control of the public sector, there is […]

by · 19th January 2018 · Labour Party
OPINION EDITORIAL – THE CASE FOR FAIRNESS

OPINION EDITORIAL – THE CASE FOR FAIRNESS

Reading a biography of Lord Michael Heseltine is like reading a history book of post-War Britain. His contribution as a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 2001, leading roles in the Government of Thatcher and Major, and rising to the rank of Deputy Prime Minister, are all worthy of note and praise. His views on Brexit have been perfectly acceptable […]

by · 29th December 2017 · frontpage
‘No One Is Asking A Small Business To take On Russia’ But We Need To Improve The Nation’s Cyber Defences

‘No One Is Asking A Small Business To take On Russia’ But We Need To Improve The Nation’s Cyber Defences

The threat of cybercrime is constantly growing and evolving: illustrated by the mega-breach of Equifax, where 143 million US and nearly 700,000 UK customers’ data was stolen; the global NotPetra ransomware outbreak that cost shipping giant Maersk $300 million; and the WannaCry ransomware attack that disrupted more than a third of NHS Trusts and resulted in nearly 7,000 cancelled appointments. Despite this, however, there remains a […]

by · 29th December 2017 · Tech Frontiers, Blog
Meritocracy is the best Equalities policy

Meritocracy is the best Equalities policy

There was a piece on the BBC’s Daily Politics Show recently about the notion of All Disabled short lists for selecting Parliamentary candidates. It was likened to the idea of all women shortlists which were in operation within the Labour Party a few years back. For the record, I was violently opposed to that idea and I am equally as […]

by · 28th December 2017 · Disabilities
Searching for Solutions to Rough Sleeping

Searching for Solutions to Rough Sleeping

In amongst the figures for homelessness – which we know includes those who are housed in temporary accommodation, it is easy to simply hope that between the local authorities and charity led shelters, people have some sort of roof over their head, especially in this, the coldest part of the year.  But rough sleeping remains a serious issue in the […]

by · 27th December 2017 · Blog
Parliament Street Homelessness Roundtable

Parliament Street Homelessness Roundtable

In the 5th/6th largest economy in the world, one would be surprised to hear about the rise in homelessness that has occurred over the last decade or so. This December, Parliament Street launched its campaign to increase political and civic activity in tackling homelessness. Although launched at Christmastime, this is a campaign we will be pursuing throughout 2018. On Tuesday […]

by · 27th December 2017 · 2017 Events Calendar
Clare Ambrosino – President and CEO

Clare Ambrosino – President and CEO

  Clare Ambrosino served as Chairman of Parliament Street from January 2017 until July 2018. She is co-author of Parliament Street’s 2015 book Smart Government. Before joining Parliament Street, Clare worked as a key staffer to beloved Irish politician and Fine Gael stalwart, Sean Kelly MEP, during his tenure, as rapporteur to the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and […]

by · 21st December 2017 · Management Board
Ben Brickley – Head of Membership

Ben Brickley – Head of Membership

Ben Brickley joined Parliament Street in 2017. He has previously worked for the U.S. Embassy under the Obama administration where he helped set up a program designed to get students  in the UK connected with motivational speakers,business leaders and politicians from the United States. In 2014 he worked for Raleigh International in Tanzania providing sustainable development to rural villages and delivering education programs to […]

by · 13th December 2017 · Executive Committee