Events: 24 March 2015

24 March 2015

On Tuesday 24 March Liberal Democrat Communities and Local Government Minister Stephen Williams and Liberal Democrat Government Adviser on Cities Policy Lord Shipley will participate in a Localis and Liberal Democrat Voice debate on what the Liberal Democrats should offer in the party’s manifesto on devolution. 

Meanwhile, Mayor of London and Conservative PPC for Uxbridge and South Ruislip Boris Johnson will take part in the Conservative Voice event In the Hot Seat with Boris Johnson

ACEVO will also be hosting The Social Leaders' Debate on Tuesday, which will include Conservative Civil Society Minister Rob Wilson, Shadow Civil Society Minister Lisa Nandy, UKIP Wales Leader Nathan Gill and Chair of Harrogate & District Green Party Bill Rigby

Moving on to Wednesday 25 March, not only will the Commons stage the final Prime Minister’s Questions of this Parliament, but techUK will be hosting a breakfast briefing on how the social media website Facebook will affect the upcoming General Election.

Conservative Business and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock will also be attending a panel discussion hosted by the Westminster Policy Institute to talk about how the General Election will impact British business. 

Also, following the previous Localis event on the potential Liberal Democrat devolution offer, Labour Party Policy Review Coordinator Jon Cruddas and Labour MP Tessa Jowell will discuss what the Labour Party should include in its own manifesto on this issue. 

With Parliament likely to prorogue this week, things will start to ramp up with the first of four planned TV debates taking place on Thursday 26 March. Just recently confirmed over the weekend, this first meeting will take the format of a live Q&A hosted by Jeremy Paxman and Kay Burley on Sky News and Channel 4 with both Conservative Leader David Cameron and Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband.

Closing the week, Plaid Cymru will launch its General Election campaign on Friday 27 March.

Into the next week, Parliament will have dissolved, kicking off the short campaign. This week will also see the second meeting of party leaders during a seven-way leaders' debate on ITV expected on Thursday 2 April.

Aimee Bell, News Analyst
Aimee Bell
News Analyst

As News Analyst at DeHavilland, Aimee provides insight into the latest news and events happening both in and outside of Parliament. She is a graduate of the University of Warwick, with a Masters in International Relations.