Parliamentary Briefings

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What Are Citizens’ Assemblies?

Citizens’ assemblies are a form of deliberative democracy: processes through which citizens can engage in open, respectful and informed discussion and debate with their peers on a given issue.

Posted 08 Jul 2019

PACAC Electoral Law Inquiry Written Evidence

Download as pdf (165.8KB pdf) Executive Summary Simplifying, updating and consolidating electoral law is long overdue and will assist with improving voters’ experience. It is essential that we have robust, clear and coherent electoral laws...

Posted 10 Jun 2019

Westminster Beyond Brexit Briefing

The health of our democracy is failing. Westminster’s outdated, broken voting system and unelected House of Lords reinforce Westminster’s power-hoarding tendencies, leaving voters powerless and distant from where decisions are made, with no real say...

Posted 25 May 2019

Westminster Beyond Brexit Ending the Politics of Division

Letter to the Welsh Assembly Equalities Committee

Download Letter (148.2KB pdf) John Griffiths AM Chair, Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee Tŷ Hywel Cardiff Bay CF99 1NA 2nd May 2019 Cc: Clerks and Members of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee...

Posted 02 May 2019

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The 2019 Voter ID Pilots

Download as a PDF (387.6KB pdf) The government is once again piloting mandatory voter ID at the local elections on 2 May, despite overwhelming opposition to putting up barriers to participation through the introduction of...

Posted 01 May 2019

Bromley Voter ID billboard

A quick guide to Citizens’ Assemblies

Download as a pdf (124.1KB pdf) Citizens’ assemblies are a form of deliberative democracy: processes through which citizens can engage in open, respectful and informed discussion and debate with their peers on a given issue....

Posted 12 Mar 2019

Citizens' Assembly on Brexit

Hereditary peers: By-elections briefing January 2019

Download a pdf of the briefing (180.1KB pdf) The result of the most recent hereditary peer by-election will be announced on Wednesday 23 January. This by-election was called following the death of Lord Skelmersdale on...

Posted 22 Jan 2019