Philip Norton – Lord Norton of Louth – is Professor of Government at the University of Hull’s School of Politics, Philosophy and International Studies. He has been described as "the United Kingdom's greatest living expert on Parliament" and "a world authority on constitutional issues". In 2000 he chaired a
commission for William Hague to design ideas for the strengthening of the
institution of Parliament, and from 2001 to 2004, served as the chairman of the
of Lords Constitution Committee.