It has been well over a year since the government published proposals to tackle 'Online Harms' - and we've seen no legislation put on the table. Nor have we seen any action on 'dark ads'...
Posted 28 Jul 2020
Electoral loopholes are leaving the door wide open to foreign interference, the ERS’ Darren Hughes has said, following the release of the Intelligence and Security Committee’s Russia Report this week. Darren Hughes told the BBC...
Posted 23 Jul 2020
The government needs to move swiftly on modernising Britain’s ‘dangerously outdated’ electoral rules.
Posted 30 Jun 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has seen waves of misinformation spread around the globe – and the UK is no exception...
Posted 18 Jun 2020
Anyone with an interest in bringing campaign rules into the 21st century can make a submission.
Posted 08 Jun 2020
In the middle of a global health pandemic, misinformation can prove fatal.
Posted 30 Apr 2020
How do we tackle misinformation around coronavirus?
Posted 27 Apr 2020
New analysis of the 2019 General Election has highlighted major pressures on Britain’s electoral process.
Posted 23 Apr 2020
December’s election was the third Westminster election in four years. Each one of those has highlighted a growing crisis facing the UK’s electoral politics. In an article published by The Guardian, Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower Brittany...
Posted 29 Jan 2020
The Electoral Commission is an independent body established in 2001. Its mandate is limited by what is set out in the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (PPERA) 2000 and subsequent amendments. The Electoral Commission...
Posted 09 Dec 2019