Chaired by: Professor Mohammed Abdel-Haq
Location: Wilson Room, Portcullis Entrance, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA
Date: 25 February 2019
Time: 17:00 – 18:30
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In conversation with Sir Graham Brady
25 February, 2019 @ 17:00 - 18:30
The last few months have seen an extraordinary degree of turmoil in British politics, with the government suffering defeats in Parliament over its Brexit plans, the main parties split on the question of what to do next, and the Prime Minister subjected to an unsuccessful vote of no-confidence by her MPs. In such volatile circumstances, it has become clear that the most significant opposition to leaders often comes from within their own parties.
For the governing Conservative Party, a key role in representing and channelling internal dissent is played by the backbench 1922 Committee. In the lead-up to the attempted vote of no-confidence in Theresa May, fevered speculation centred on its Chairman, Sir Graham Brady, the custodian of the crucial letters from MPs that triggered the ballot, and the man who oversees the process by which the party elects or rejects its leaders.
In a timely event, Sir Graham will discuss the current state of opinion in the Conservative parliamentary party and what the future may hold for the UK as the deadline for leaving the EU draws closer.