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Why are there so few engineers in parliament and public life - and does it really matter? Leeds University

Why are there so few engineers in parliament and public life - and does it really matter? Leeds University

Why are there so few engineers in parliament and public life - and does it really matter? Leeds University

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Why are there so few engineers in parliament and public life - and does it really matter? Leeds University

Now while Xi Jinping (President of China) and Juha Sipilä (Prime Minister of Finland) are both engineers, the UK Parliament appears to be dominated by lawyers, journalists, consultants and bankers. Few have any scientific qualifications and Chi is possibly the only chartered engineer out of 650 MPs.

Honorary WES member and Chartered Engineer Chi Onwurah MP will discuss this important topic.  More information

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