Do we have the democrats to make democracy work?

Posted on 11th February 2014

This year’s Annual Westminster Lecture at the University of Chester will reflect on the lessons of 50 years of working in Whitehall and Westminster.

Delivered by Lord Tom McNally, Do we have the democrats to make democracy work? will take place in the University’s Beswick Building on Thursday, February 27 at 6.30pm. The Lecture will offer fascinating insights into the way in which politics and political events and personalities have shaped the way our country has been, and is, governed today.

Lord McNally is a Lib Dem Peer and until December 2013 was the Minister of State for Justice in the Coalition Government. A former senior Downing Street adviser, MP and founding member of the SDP, Tom entered the House of Lords in 1995. From 2014, he will take up his new post as Chair of the Youth Justice Board.

The event is hosted by the University’s International Centre for Corporate and Public Affairs Research (ICCPAR). The Centre has been established to consolidate and extend the on-going research and publication in this field undertaken by Professor Phil Harris, Executive Dean of Faculty of Business, Enterprise and Lifelong Learning and Professor Danny Moss at the University’s Business School. Professor Harris and Professor Moss are the founding co-editors of the Journal of Public Affairs – a leading journal in this field.

The Annual ICCPAR Westminster Lecture was conceived to provide a platform through which the Centre can illuminate and share knowledge about a specific issue or themes relevant to business and society today.

The Lecture is open to senior managers, business leaders, public sector executives, politicians, academics and researchers in this field.

To attend please email Professor Danny Moss d.moss@chester.ac.uk or call 01244 511811.