In this blog, Jane Ramsey discusses progress on the important recommendations made by the Committee last December in its report on Intimidation in Public Life: Recent media reports of increased security for an MP following death threats and a man …
Jane Ramsey took up her post on the Committee on Standards in Public Life on 1 September for a five year term. She is she also currently Chair of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Jane joined the Trust in November 2012 from University College London Hospitals (UCLH) where she was Vice-chair. She has previously served on the Council of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the Department of Health Audit and Risk Committee, chaired a local Housing Association and has been Head of Law for two London boroughs.
She also served on the Independent Commission into regeneration and wealth creation in non-Metropolitan areas established by the Local Government Association.
Alongside the wide evidence-gathering for the Committee’s current review of MPs’ outside interests, to be published in the summer, it has undertaken some focussed, qualitative public opinion research to test the public’s view on these issues. A summary of these …
Since joining the Committee in September, one of the things that strikes me is how often the Committee is asked to comment on negative media stories or individual instances of poor behaviour by a public office holder.