Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances at Westminster, Margaret Hodge was unable to attend.
Chair: Tony Wright was an MP from 1992 to 2010, and played a leading role in the ‘Wright reforms’ to Parliamentary select committees. He is currently a visiting professor at UCL and Birkbeck.
- Margaret Hodge has been MP for Barking since 1994 and was Chair of the Public Accounts Committee from 2010 to 2015.
- Lucy Barnes is a lecturer in comparative politics at UCL, specialising in the politics of taxation.
- Philip Collins is a columnist and chief leader writer for The Times, and chair of the board of trustees at the independent think tank Demos.
This event is jointly organised by the Political Quarterly and the Centre for British Politics and Public Life at Birkbeck.
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