UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Robert Hazell: Is the Fixed-term Parliaments Act a Dead Letter?

Cross-posted from the Constitution Unit blog. The ease with which Theresa May was able to secure an early dissolution last week has led to suggestions that the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Paul Reid: How Fixed Is a Fixed-term Parliament?

However unexpected the Prime Minister’s call for a general election may be, and however appropriate it may, or may not, be (see Jeff King’s discussion here), it invites the Fixed-Term … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jeff King: May’s Gambit

Theresa May has deftly launched a gambit to get around the core purpose of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011 – and all signs are that it will succeed without … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · 10 Comments

Kenneth Campbell QC: Constitutional Discourse Post-referendum: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going Next?

Editors’ note: This is the first of two blogs by Kenneth Campbell reflecting upon the constitutional state of play as Parliament prepares to consider the Brexit process. In common with … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 7 Comments

Craig Prescott: A ‘Snap’ General Election? It’s Far from a Certainty

Now the Conservative Party leadership election has come to an abrupt halt with the withdrawal of Andrea Leadsom, Theresa May will become Prime Minister on Wednesday. Calls to hold a … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Kenneth Armstrong: Should Turkeys Vote (be)for(e) Christmas? An Early General Election and Article 50

In a piece published last week I set out the argument for why a general election is needed before the UK notifies a decision to withdraw from the European Union … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Thomas Adams: Is There a Mandate Here?

What’s done is done, or so Richard Ekins has forcefully argued about the result of the referendum held on June 23rd. Whilst, as he notes, there may be real questions … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · 3 Comments