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What should new MPs expect as they arrive at Westminster?

Professor Jo Silvester says the right to define their role is both an opportunity and a challenge

by Sophie Cubbin (PR and Communications Manager)

General Election 2015 saw 176 new MPs elected to office.  In the second of a two part series looking at political leadership, Professor Jo Silvester outlines what newly elected MPs should expect when they arrive at Westminster.

Professor Silvester is an organisational psychologist at Cass Business School who specialises in the assessment and development of leaders in public, private and political organisations.

For the past decade Professor Jo Silvester has studied political leaders and predictors of political effectiveness.  She developed the first competency based selection process for prospective Parliamentary candidates for the Conservative Party in 2001-2 and redesigned the approvals process for prospective Parliamentary candidates for the Liberal Democrat Party in 2009.

Listen to part one in which Professor Silvester discusses; What makes political leaders effective?

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