History of Parliament annual lecture: ‘The Second Reform Act of 1867: party interest or the road to democracy?’ A debate between Rt Hon. the Lord Adonis and Kwasi Kwarteng MP

The annual History of Parliament annual lecture will take place on the evening of Tuesday, 16th January at Portcullis House, Westminster. This year the lecture will take the form of a debate, between Rt Hon. the Lord Adonis and Kwasi Kwarteng MP, on ‘The Second Reform Act of 1867: party interest or the road to democracy?’ The debate will be introduced by Dr Philip Salmon and Dr Kathryn Rix of our House of Commons, 1832-68 project.

Lord Adonis is a Labour peer, chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, and a historian, author of (among other things) Making Aristocracy Work: The Peerage and the Political System in Britain, 1884-1914. Kwasi Kwarteng is Conservative MP for Spelthorne, and a historian, author of (among other things) Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World. He is a trustee of the History of Parliament Trust.

The lecture is free and open to the public but you will need a ticket to attend. If you would like to do so, please contact us.