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Dr Craig Prescott is Senior Lecturer in Law in the Department of Law. He joined the University in 2015, having previously been a Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London and the University of Manchester. He is also the Director of the University's Centre for Parliament and Public Law (CPPL).

Craig's main expertise lies in UK Constitutional Law and politics, particularly Parliament, the monarchy and Brexit. Craig regularly contributes to the media discussing topical constitutional and political events. 

For more information, visit Craig's personal website.



John Stanton and Craig Prescott Public Law (Oxford University Press, 2018), a second edition is due to published in May 2020. 


Prescott, C. Pilato, M and Bella, C, 'Geographical indications in the UK after Brexit: An uncertain future? (2020) Food Policy (No 101808) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2019.101808

Prescott, C. 'Select Committees: Understanding and Regulating the Emergence of the 'Topical Inquiry' (2019) Parliamentary Affairs 879-902 https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsz040.

Written Evidence to Parliamentary Committees

Craig has submitted evidence to the following select committee inquiries:

  • Constitution Committee, Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011
  • Liaison Committee, Effectiveness and Powers of Select Committees
  • Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee, Status of Resolution of the House of Commons (focusing on the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011)
  • Public Administration Committee, Lessons Learned from the EU Referendum
  • Craig also wrote a research paper, 'Engaging the Public', for the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee as part of their inquiry into a written constitution, as discussed in A New Magna Carta, published in 2014.


Other Publications

Harry and Meghan, Regency, Counsellors of State and a Slimmed Down Royal Family (UK Constitutional Law Association Blog, January 2020) 

Modern Monarchy and Prorogation - Clearer Rules are Required - Democratic Audit Blog (September 2019) 

'The Queen and Brexit', Limes - Revisita Italiana di Geopolitica (June 2019) in Italian, link to the English language version.

A 'Snap' General Election? It’s Far from a Certainty. U.K. Const. L. Blog (13th Jul 2016)

Prisoner Voting and the Constitution, UCL. UK Const. L. Blog (9th July 2014) (Conference Report)

Interdisciplinary Uncertainty’ A Report from Conference on the Teaching of Public Law. UK Const. L. Blog (2nd July 2013)

The Union, Constitutional Change and Constitutional Conventions (and English Regionalism?) UK Const. L. Blog (3 April 2013)

Craig also blogs on political and constitutional issues on his own website - craigprescott.com

Conferences and presentations

The Burns Report on the Size of the House of Lords: Using Parliamentary Privilege to Reform the Lords?. Political Studies Association International Conference 2019, Nottingham, April 2019

Introduction fo the WADA Anti-Doping Code. Guest Lecture at UCFB, Wembley Stadium, March 2019.

Brexit, the Union and English Parliament: Are "Common Frameworks" the Answer?. Routes to an English Parliament Conference, Centre for Parliament and Public Law and Centre for English Identity and Politics, Winchester Cathedral, January 2019.

Modern Monarchy: State and Nation. Constitutional Law Seminar Series, City, University of London, March 2018 (text available here

When Statutory Silence Is Deafening: The Binding Nature of the Referendums in the UK. Society of Legal Scholars Conference, University College Dublin, September 2017

Brexit: What Next? University of Winchester, April 2017. Watch the presentation video.

Modern Monarchy: Brexit and English Identity. Expertise in English Issues Event, University of Winchester, September 2016

Legal and Constitutional Implications of the EU In or Out Referendum. England in the EU Conference, University of Winchester, April 2016

Informal Constitutional Change: Pulling Iraq Up from Its Bootstraps. Who Takes Britain to War? Conference, University of Leicester

The Methodology of Cameron’s Government. 2015 UK Constitutional Law Association Conference, University of Manchester

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