Parliamentary briefings

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Enacting section 106 of the Equality Act 2010

Download as PDF (71.1KB pdf) Submitted to the Open Government Network’s data consultation. There is a current lack of information published around the diversity of candidates and elected representatives. It is vitally important that this...

Posted 03 Apr 2018

Letter sent to Chloe Smith MP, Minister for the Constitution

Dear Minister, RE: Voter ID pilots We are writing to express our collective concerns for the Government plans to pilot identification in polling stations at the local government elections in May. The Government’s commitment to...

Posted 12 Mar 2018

Votes at 16 Private Members Bill 3rd November 2017

Download as PDF (453.8KB pdf) Briefing The Electoral Reform Society strongly supports enfranchising 16- and 17-year-olds for all elections and referendums. We see lowering the franchise as vital to nurturing more active citizens for the...

Posted 02 Nov 2017

Westminster Hall Debate on PR 30th October 2017

Download as PDF (403.1KB pdf) Briefing The Electoral Reform Society warmly welcomes the decision to debate the petition ‘To make votes matter, adopt Proportional Representation for UK General Elections’ in Westminster Hall on 30th October 2017....

Posted 25 Oct 2017

Hereditary peers: By-elections briefing

Download the briefing (408.5KB pdf) Jess Garland, Research Advisor, Electoral Reform Society July 2017 The result of the most recent hereditary peer by-election will be announced on Wednesday 19 July. This by-election was called following...

Posted 28 Jun 2017

Votes at 16 Briefing

Download the briefing (325.3KB pdf) The Electoral Reform Society strongly supports enfranchising 16- and 17-year-olds for all elections and referenda. Enfranchising younger people is one of the ways we can try to build a better...

Posted 28 Jun 2017

Lord Speaker’s committee on the size of the House inquiry

Download Submisison (511.2KB pdf)   The Electoral Reform Society is an independent campaigning organisation working to champion the rights of voters and build a better democracy in Britain. The Society welcomes the growing consensus that...

Posted 14 Feb 2017

PACAC Lords Inquiry

Download Submission (388.5KB pdf) ‘Is the House of Lords an effective second chamber?’ January 10th, 2017 Electoral Reform Society submission to Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) Inquiry on the Size and Composition of...

Posted 10 Jan 2017