Lord Norton receives special recognition for political
November 21 2008
Professor Philip, Lord Norton of Louth from the
University of Hull's Politics department is to receive a Special
Recognition for Political Studies Award from the country's leading
professional body in the field of political science, the Political
He was the
unanimous choice of a jury of distinguished academics and
journalists who met at Westminster earlier this year.
Professor the Lord Norton was appointed Professor of Government
at the University of Hull in 1986, making him Britain's youngest
professor of politics. The House magazine - the journal of both
Houses of Parliament - has labelled him "our greatest living expert
The Political Studies Association said: "Parliamentarians have
enjoyed the benefit of Philip Norton's intellectual and practical
contributions to the bolstering of parliament, since he was made
Lord Norton of Louth in 1998. He has offered distinguished service
as Chairman of the House of Lords Constitution Committee, chaired
an Opposition commission on parliamentary procedure, and has been a
person of influence and substance on all things parliamentary.
"Professor Norton's elevation to the Lords has not been at the
expense of his academic duties. Legions of Hull Politics students
testify to his extraordinary, selfless work in building a
formidable department, which remains one of the strongest in the
Lord Norton commented "It is a true honour to receive this
award. I am in the privileged position of being able to use my
position in Westminster to enrich the experience of Politics
students at the University of Hull. I established the Westminster
Hull Internship Programme that enables students to spend a year
with some of the most prominent MPs and the nature of the scheme
means that is the only one its kind in the country.
"I look forward to continuing to make intellectual and practical
contributions to Parliament and I am delighted to have been
recognised for my work."
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Notes to Editors
Lord Norton will receive his award at the Political Studies
Association Annual Lunch on 25 November.
About Professor Philip, Lord Norton of Louth
Lord Norton of Louth [Philip Norton] was appointed Professor of
Government in 1986. In 1992 he also became Director of the Centre
for Legislative Studies. In 1998 he was elevated to the peerage, as
Lord Norton of Louth. From 2001 to 2004 he was Chairman of the
House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution. His research
- British politics
- The British parliament
- The British constitution
- The British Conservative Party
- Comparative legislatures
- US politics and government