General election 2010: how the coalition government was formed

25 October 2010

The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee takes evidence on the practical and constitutional issues that emerged following the general election in May 2010.

Thursday 28 October at 10 am in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House


  • Dr Catherine Haddon, Institute for Government
  • Professor Robert Hazell, Constitution Unit, UCL
  • Dr Ruth Fox, Hansard Society

The purpose of this session is to question the witnesses about their opinions and experiences of government formation and transition. This follows on from the evidence sessions with Rt Hon David Laws MP, Lord Adonis and Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP.

The Committee will examine the the views of the expert academics on the implications for the future of the events following the 2010 general election and the constitutional conventions surrounding hung Parliaments.

For more information about the inquiry, or to send in your own views, visit

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