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Competition to write Preamble for modern Written Constitution for UK

The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee ran an open public competition to find who can write the best Preamble - or introductory statement - for a modern Written Constitution for the UK.

The Committee is very grateful to all those who submitted entries to the competition

Modern Written Constitution for UK competition: members of the public

Winning entry and responses to Competition to write Preamble for modern Written Constitution for UK

Modern Written Constitution for the UK competition: under 18s

Joint winning entries and responses to Competition to write Preamble for modern Written Constitution for UK

Chair's Preamble

Committee Chair Graham Allen MP:

"The Preamble of a nation's constitution should be rousing, ringing, inspiring and short. For budding Thomas Jeffersons who need a start here is my own effort."

"They will go on our website and I will award a prize to the best public and the best under 18 entry.”