Alan Johnson lecture to mark politics anniversary at the University of Hull

Wed, Oct 19, 2011

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Alan Johnson lecture to mark politics anniversary at the University of Hull

Alan will be talking about his constituency as part of a public lecture series to mark the 50th Anniversary of the University of Hull’s Department of Politics inflatable slide.

Alan will be giving his lecture entitled ‘Representing Hull’ at the Middleton Hall on Monday 24 October. Over the course of the session, Mr Johnson is expected to discuss his life as the Hull West and Hessle MP and the challenges he has faced during his time in the seat.

Mr Johnson says: “It’s a great privilege and honour to be elected to represent Hull. The city has a remarkable Parliamentary history and was a prominent defender of Parliament in the Civil War.

I hope to be able to convey a sense of the excitement of national politics when it is combined with representing local issues and experiencing the outcome of decisions in the House of Commons on the lives of constituents.”

The University’s Department of Politics was established in 1961 and has grown to become a key player in the study of politics and the political life of the country.

Mr Johnson adds: “The University of Hull plays an important role in our region. The Politics department is particularly well known for its Westminster Internship scheme which gives so many undergraduates the invaluable experience of working alongside some of the country’s most prominent MPs. I am delighted to have been invited to speak as part of the celebrations for the anniversary of the department and wish everyone involved the very best of luck for the future.”

The lecture by Mr Johnson is the first in a series of celebrations to mark the anniversary of the department which will also welcome the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP in February.

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