• June 2017

Ruth Spellman, CEO, reflects on what the General Election means for adult education


The General Election has been many things but it has certainly not been predictable and nor has it resulted in a straightforward and settled outcome.

As I write this blog, the Speaker and the new MPs have been sworn in ready to start the new Parliament yet elsewhere in Westminster, the Prime Minister is in talks with other parties to determine whether she can be assured of a Parliamentary majority and the date of the Queen’s Speech has been moved back. Politically, it is the most peculiar hybrid of “business of usual” meets “anything can happen”.