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Where MPs sit in social networks matters

Posted on 26 February 2024

Blog post by PhD student Grace Cooper

PhD student Grace Cooper has written a blog piece on "Where MPs sit in social networks matters"

The blog has been published on The UK Political Studies Association Specialist Group on Parliaments and LSE and is getting a lot of attention on X (Twitter)

Grace says "Parliamentary committees and meetings are a big part of how MPs socialise with their colleagues. The social networks that they develop as a result shape their interests and behaviour in Parliament. But what exact role they end up playing in these social networks determines  their level of engagement and influence over key political issues."

Grace's PhD is in the field of parliamentary studies. Her research interests focus on social network analysis and the parliamentary representation of refugees.