NATASCHA CONFIRMED AS PARLIAMENTARIAN OF THE YEAR 2013 PDF Print E-mail

The Political Studies Association has named, NE Derbyshire's, Natascha Engel MP as

the Parliamentarian of the Year for 2013. This is in recognition for her work as Chair

of the Back Bench Business Committee which has quietly transformed the way that

the House of Commons works. By creating the space for debate on subjects that might

otherwise be overlooked, the Committee has empowered back bench MPs and helped to

hold the Government to account on issues as diverse as black-listing and contaminated

blood supplies. Previous winners include Margaret Hodge, Tony Benn and Dennis Skinner.


Natascha receives her award from BBC Political Correspondent Iain Watson with

Mark D'Arcy the Radio 4 Parliamentary Correspondent