Lord Norton of Louth (Philip Norton) has been described as the UK's greatest living expert on Parliament.
He is the Professor of Government, and Director of the Centre for Legislative Studies, at the University of Hull.
Lord Norton was appointed to his chair in 1986, making him at the time the youngest professor of politics in the UK.
He is the author or editor of 32 books, including The British Polity, now in its fifth edition and Politics UK, with Bill Jones, now in its eighth edition. He was elevated to the peerage in 1998.
B. Jones, P. Norton, & O. Daddow (Eds.), (2018). Politics UK
Relationship Between the Two Houses
Lord Norton of Louth, P., & Maer, L. (2018). Relationship Between the Two Houses. In A. Horne, & G. Drewry (Eds.), Parliament and the Law, 125-46. (2nd). Oxford: Hart Publishing
The Political Organisation of Parliament
Lord Norton of Louth, P. (2018). The Political Organisation of Parliament. In C. Leston-Bandeira, & L. Thompson (Eds.), Exploring Parliament, 15-23. Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Lord Norton welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students interested in working in the following areas.
- Legislative studies
- Comparative legislatures
- UK Parliament
- Conservative Party
Since 2000: Ernest Darfour (2017), Wenbo Chen (2015), Webster Kameme (2015), Xingian Yan (2013), Louise Thompson (2013), Lucy Grant (2010), Pedram Saeid (2010), Mandana Naini (2010), Kaifala Marah (2010), Hassan Vakilian (2009), Jose Abel Rivera Sanchez (2001), Cristina Leston-Bandeira (2000).