Dr Hannah White

Parliamentary specialist

Dr Hannah White has extensive knowledge of the UK Parliament and civil service based on two decades of experience. Before running the Committee on Standards in Public Life in the Cabinet Office, she was a clerk in the House of Commons administration managing policy and legislative committees and advising on parliamentary procedure. She is currently Deputy Director of the non-partisan think tank the Institute for Government, which works to make government more effective.

Hannah received an OBE in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to the Constitution. She is a regular commentator for radio and television and writes for a range of media including The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph and Prospect magazine. Her first book Held in contempt: what’s wrong with the House of Commons? was published in April 2022.