Briefings


Labour Leader: Sir Keir Starmer

6 April 2020

Sir Keir Starmer became the 22nd leader of the Labour Party on Saturday.

DeHavilland has produced a briefing analysing his path to victory, his life and political career to date, his political beliefs, and the challenges sitting on his desk. 

Coronavirus Response: Policy, powers & process

31 March 2020

The Government has taken unprecedented steps to tackle the threat posed by COVID-19. Through the Coronavirus Act and other measures, Ministers and their Departments will have at their disposal policy powers and funding which were unimaginable just a few weeks ago.

DeHavilland has produced a briefing looking at these new powers and policies, analysing what they mean for your sector.

In this briefing, DeHavilland looks at the candidates running, their backgrounds, and assesses their key policy plans.
 

Labour Leadership Election

19 February 2020

The 2019 General Election saw the worst result for the Labour Party since 1935. In the aftermath, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn announced his intention to stand down, with Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee setting a timetable of 4 April for electing his replacement.

In addition, with the departure of Deputy Leader Tom Watson prior to the General Election, party members are choosing his successor at the same time.

In this briefing, DeHavilland looks at the candidates running, their backgrounds, and assesses their key policy plans.
 

New Select Committee Chairs

30 January 2020

On 29 January, the Speaker revealed the final Select Committee Chairs for this Parliament.

DeHavilland's policy experts have been drawing on our data and their knowledge to produce a briefing looking at the positions that each new Chair is likely to take in their new role.

Select Committees: election of Chairs and members

13 January 2020

As the new Parliament gets underway, DeHavilland has produced a briefing on the allocation, parliamentary procedure, and party procedure of electing Parliamentary Select Committee Chairs and respective members.

This briefing breaks down everything you need to know about the selection process for both Commons and Lords Committees, including:

  • Allocation - How Chairs are allocated to each party, and what procedure applies to those committees that are not allocated by party.
  • Ballot - How the Chairs themselves are elected after they have put their names forward.
  • General process - The general process by which MPs are nominated by their respective parties.
  • Individual Party process - Each individual party's internal process which oversees the nomination procedure of its members to committees.

SNP Manifesto - GE2019

27 November 2019

The SNP has published their manifesto for the 2019 General Election.

GE2019: Manifesto Comparison

26 November 2019

The Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat parties have all published their manifestos for the 2019 general election. In this briefing, DeHavilland summarises all the policies in your sector, provides the context for the main pledges, and predicts what the parties' positions mean for the incoming government.

Conservative Party Manifesto - GE2019

24 November 2019

The Conservative Party has published their manifesto for the 2019 General Election.

Plaid Cymru Manifesto - GE2019

22 November 2019

Plaid Cymru has published their manifesto for the 2019 General Election.

Labour Party Manifesto - GE2019

21 November 2019

The Labour Party has published their manifesto for the 2019 General Election.

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