Research

BRIEFING PAPER – Electoral Volatility in the Dutch Election

BRIEFING PAPER – Electoral Volatility in the Dutch Election

In the aftermath of last week’s significant Dutch elections; Parliament Street’s Director of British and European Politics, James Downes, has produced this timely briefing paper which summarises the key takeaways from that election. Dutch Election Briefing Paper

by · 21st March 2017 · Research
Georgia Kirke – Director of Enterprise

Georgia Kirke – Director of Enterprise

Georgia Kirke joined Parliament Street in 2016. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker with a passion for helping successful business leaders communicate their ‘why’ and share their values, personality and unique capabilities, as well as their business processes. Georgia founded Write Business Results Ltd, a revolutionary business book company created specifically for successful entrepreneurs. Her book,”The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Book Marketing […]

by · 21st March 2017 · Research Team
SOLUTION REPORT – Free Schools for a Free Society

SOLUTION REPORT – Free Schools for a Free Society

A new report, prepared for Parliament Street by Tom Burkard and Colin McKenzie. In England, good teachers are leaving the profession at the same time that school rolls are increasing.  Even good schools often have difficulty filling vacancies.  Workload and poor discipline have made teaching a highly stressful occupation—and school improvement programmes can add substantially to workload.  The problem is […]

by · 8th February 2017 · Tory Thought, Education, Research
Tim Focas – Director of Financial Services and the City of London

Tim Focas – Director of Financial Services and the City of London

Tim Focas is a columnist for City A.M. online and has appeared in the Independent providing expert analysis to a wide range of financial institutions. Over the past decade, Tim has cemented a reputation for creating and implementing innovative and strategic publicity campaigns for brokers, fund managers and exchanges across the City.  Currently plying his trade as an Account Director at Aspectus, Tim developed a campaign […]

by · 25th January 2017 · Research Team
SNEAK PEEK at our forthcoming book – “A New Form of Politics?”

SNEAK PEEK at our forthcoming book – “A New Form of Politics?”

This post is an extract from a forthcoming chapter by James Downes (Director of British & European Politics, Parliament Street) and Christopher Hanley (Director of Public Opinion & Polling, Parliament Street) for Parliament Street’s upcoming new book. It is fundamentally clear that politicians on both the left and right of British politics have failed to recognize the long-term impact of […]

by · 1st January 2017 · Research
Steve Mastin – Director of Education

Steve Mastin – Director of Education

Steve Mastin is Head of History at a maintained secondary school in Cambridge. He is passionate about a knowledge rich curriculum for all pupils regardless of ability or social background, empowering each one of them to become part of the cultural discourse that some pupils from privileged backgrounds take for granted. He trains history teachers for the University of Cambridge […]

by · 26th November 2016 · Research Team
John Strafford – Director of Democracy and Political Participation

John Strafford – Director of Democracy and Political Participation

John Strafford is a tireless campaigner for greater democracy within the Conservative Party and chairs the Campaign for Conservative Democracy. In 2009, he wrote Our Fight for Democracy – a history of democracy in the United Kingdom. He was also the Chairman of the Conservative Yes Campaign in the 2011 referendum on the Alternative Vote. John was born in Sheffield, […]

by · 2nd November 2016 · Research Team
The Reluctant Europeans – Parliament Street’s New Research

The Reluctant Europeans – Parliament Street’s New Research

The Brexit vote on the 23rd June caused a political earthquake in British politics with Leave winning by 52% to 48%. Whilst negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the British Government are still ongoing as to when Brexit will be triggered and what it will look like, less is known about how perceptions towards membership of the EU have […]

by · 21st September 2016 · Brussels & Europe, Research
Parliament Street’s new report: It’s about the Children

Parliament Street’s new report: It’s about the Children

The need for increased interprofessional practice and collaborative working to safeguard children, young people and families Randa Najjar, University of Winchester My new research paper for Parliament Street aims to highlight the importance of interprofessional practice and collaborative working in order to safeguard children, young people and their families. It discusses historic approaches to the way government departments undertook the […]

by and · 15th August 2016 · Research
Parliament Street’s new report says social media mental health services ‘should be mandatory’

Parliament Street’s new report says social media mental health services ‘should be mandatory’

Social media sites should offer mandatory mental health services to provide counselling and support for users, according to a new report from think tank Parliament Street. The new 6,000 word report entitled Mental health and the social media society is written by Danny Bowman, a leading mental health campaigner famous for trying to commit suicide after taking 100 ‘selfies’ a day on […]