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Professionals working for businesses or charities
Jessica Levy has worked in the House of Commons and the House of Lords as a political and legislative adviser. She is a skilled bill manager, and has written academic papers on the legislative process. Since leaving Parliament in 2015, she has held a series of roles where she has put this insider experience and technical knowledge to use. She has led successful influencing campaigns for local government, the housing sector, and now works in construction. She is currently Director of Communications at the Federation of Master Builders.
Andy McSmith has worked in the House of Commons as a political correspondent for the Daily Mirror, Observer, Daily Telegraph, Independent on Sunday and the Independent. He has written about and met every serving Prime Minister from Margaret Thatcher onwards, and has published several books, including political biographies, and a history of Britain in the 1980s, No Such Thing as Society.
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September 17, 2021 9:30 AM
Does your job require you to be a master wordsmith? Do you want to be able to write speeches that the audience will be thinking about weeks later, and tug at the heartstrings? If you need to hone your speeches to a fine edge, this is the course for you.
October 8, 2021 9:30 AM
Need to spend more time learning the ins-and-outs of the arcane world of Westminster? Confused by legislative timetables, or the difference between the Table Office and the Vote Office?
For newly elected MPs, arriving in the Commons is sure to be exhilarating, but may also be daunting. New MPs are often surprised to find no formal training or advice offered, and are left to find their own way around Parliament’s labyrinthine rules and customs.
If you are an aspiring politician who wants to help make a difference and represent people at a local or national level, this course will help you maximise your chances of selection and election.