Parliament Explained podcast

In this podcast series, presenter Meera Syal guides you through the inner workings of the UK Parliament – what Parliament is, how Parliament scrutinises the work of the Government, and how you can get involved.

During this politically impartial series, Meera is joined by staff from the House of Lords and the House of Commons, including Regional Outreach Officers, Clerks, Committee Specialists and Doorkeepers, who talk about their roles and areas of expertise.

Special guests

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Parliament Explained series

The series comprises the following six episodes, to be released weekly at 7am every Monday from 20 March 2017:

  • Episode 1 – Parliament or Government?

Discover the difference between Parliament and the Government, how the Government is formed, and the roles of the Shadow Cabinet, backbenchers, crossbenchers and the Whips.

  • Episode 2 – What happens in Parliament?

Meets the doorkeepers of the House of Lords and the House of Commons to find out what a typical day in Parliament involves.

  • Episode 3 – Scrutiny: Questions and Debates
  • Episode 4 – Scrutiny: Select Committees
  • Episode 5 – Making and Changing Laws
  • Episode 6 – Get Involved

Subscribe to the podcasts

You can subscribe to the Parliament Explained podcast series on SoundCloud and iTunes