If you would like to receive Perspective - our monthly newsletter – which brings you all of our latest news and views as well as interviews and opinion pieces then please follow the link below...
MP calls for interim speaker
An interim speaker for the House of Lords is a viable proposition as it would lead to a "focused period of reform", according to a leading MP.
Ann Widdecombe, a veteran of the Conservative Party, has submitted her application for the vacant position as a transitional candidate, saying that she will have a year to restore the reputation of parliament.
Identifying that the present "extraordinary circumstances" make the interim management option a good idea, Ms Widdecombe explained that the upcoming general election in 2010 would renew her focus to turnaround any legislative changes.
Speaking to Sky News, she said: "It's to get in there, to do a job - really do it - then hand over to a fresh parliament - there is an argument for it in these circumstances."
Earlier this month, the Interim Management Association suggested that turnaround directors are often over-qualified for the roles that they are given and offer more than a "safe pair of hands".
Categories: Central Government