General Election 2024

After an intriguing six-week campaign, the British electorate have returned Labour to government in a landslide victory. Despite a relatively small increase in its vote share, the new Government has the largest parliamentary majority since 1997.  

With the King’s Speech on Wednesday 17 July, the Government is set to confirm ministerial appointments and unveil a string of major policy announcements in the coming days. Here are some key dates at the beginning of this Parliament: 

  • W/C 8 July – New MPs are sworn in. 
  • 17 July – State Opening of Parliament. 
  • End of July – Summer recess is likely to be postponed until the end of July as the Government seeks to pass initial legislation. 
  • Party Conference season – Liberal Democrats (14-17 September); Labour (22-25 September); Conservatives (29 September – 2 October). 

Policy Connect will be hosting an evening drinks reception on the day of the State Opening of Parliament, inviting its network to discuss the King’s Speech, share expectations for the next Parliament, and examine the new Government’s policy priorities. 

Spaces remain available to attend and if interested, please contact communications [at] (communications[at]policyconnect[dot]org[dot]uk).  

During the first 100 days of the new Government, our teams will be providing analysis as the Government announces its legislative agenda, new ministerial positions and governing authorities, and wider vision for the future of Britain.  

Keep an eye out for our regular updates as Labour’s first government in 14 years outlines its proposals for health, education, the economy and industry, environment, and accessibility.  

Having provided the Secretariat for a range of All-Party Parliamentary Groups and Commissions in the previous parliament, Policy Connect will be working with parliamentarians over the coming months to reconfigure these groups. If you require more information, please contact our team.