Press release issued 30 October 2009
Political competition has become 'increasingly vicious and increasingly unreal', Lord Waldegrave of North Hilll said in a wide-ranging lecture at the University last night [29 October].
The lecture, called 'Restoring trust in politics', covered everything from MPs' expenses to the role of the media in politics and the effects of 'slash-and-burn campaigning'.
William Waldegrave is Provost of Eton College and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He served as a Conservative Member of Parliament from 1979 to 1997, representing the Bristol West constituency. He was a Minister for 16 years.
A recording of the lecture will be available from the centenary website next week.
Lord William Waldegrave