Parliament will lose much scientific expertise after election

“Science will struggle to find a voice in the next Parliament as most of its strongest advocates among MPs are retiring or likely to lose their seats, research by The Times has found. The loss of much of the scientific leadership in the House of Commons will erode its competence in critical policy areas such as climate change, nuclear power, medical research and emerging diseases …” (more)

[Mark Henderson and others, Times, 27 April]

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