Project EVEL provides authoritative monitoring and analysis of the English Votes for English Laws procedures that were introduced in the UK House of Commons in October 2015. Our researchers have given expert evidence to parliamentary committees, and our research has been widely cited in the media and in political debate, as well as being referenced in Erskine May (the authoritative guide to parliamentary procedure and practice). Our findings have also influenced select committee recommendations and the government’s own review of EVEL.
The researchers behind Project EVEL are:
- Daniel Gover, Queen Mary University of London
- Professor Michael Kenny, University of Cambridge
- Professor Philip Cowley, Queen Mary University of London.
The project began life through funding from the Economic and Social Research Council and the Centre on Constitutional Change. Subsequent funding for some of our academic outputs was received from the British Academy and the Levehulme Trust. Today, the project is supported through funding from the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London, and from the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge.