APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR PARLIAMENTARY INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
Applications are now open for all 3rd an...
CELEBRATING OUR EMERGING LEADERS
We were thrilled to host our first development weekend for participants of our M...
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
We are very saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Her lifetime of public service and dedication to the nation will be remembered for...
JOHN SMITH CENTRE TO ADDRESS JOHN & PAT HUME FOUNDATION CONFERENCE
It's almost 25 years since the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, but how much has our political system changed in that time? In Northern Ireland the agre...
INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME NOMINATED FOR SAMEE AWARD
We were thrilled to learn that our Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders Programme had been nominated in the category for 'Outstanding Young Leader' at the...
JOIN US AT THE EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL!
We are delighted that our Centre Director, Kezia Dugdale, has been asked to chair several events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
WATCH BACK: DOES THE HOUSE OF COMMONS NEED URGENT REFORM?
We were delighted to be joined by Dr Hannah White from the Institute for Government to discuss her her book - "Held in Contempt: What's wrong with the...
JOHN SMITH CENTRE HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL RECEPTION
On March 30 2022, the John Smith Centre held its first Annual Reception at the Scottish Parliament, hosted by Bob Doris MSP. We were delighted to be j...
LISTEN BACK: JOHN SMITH CENTRE ON WESTMINSTER HOUR
[su_youtube url="https://youtu.be/v7RxiECqyOU"] With trust in politics remaining high on the news agenda, Kezia Dugdale was one of the guests on BB...
KEZIA DUGDALE: LOBBYING SCANDAL WON’T HURT MPs WHEN PUBLIC OPINION IS SO LOW
Dominic Raab was the first to say it on the morning media round. But fairly quickly the phrase “ultimately the voters will decide” became the go-to li...
KEZIA DUGDALE: WHAT THE PUBLIC THINKS OF VIRTUAL PARLIAMENTS
Kezia Dugdale: What the public thinks of virtual parliaments This article first appeared in