The first Prime Minister to carry out significant constitutional reform was the Duke of Wellington. Wellington was an unlikely figure to be associated with constitutional changes – he was a deeply conservative and aristocratic politician, a defender of the British ‘Protestant …
Professor Robert Hazell CBE
Robert Hazell is Professor of Government and the Constitution at University College London, and Director of the Constitution Unit in the School of Public Policy. He founded the Constitution Unit in 1995 as an independent think-tank specialising in constitutional reform. The Unit has published detailed reports on every aspect of Britain’s constitutional reform programme.
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