Parliamentary Briefings

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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

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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

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

Response to the Protecting the Debate consultation

Download Briefing (112.0KB pdf) We welcome this consultation and the Government’s proposals to protect democratic debate and participation. Ensuring that those who campaign and stand for election are protected is an essential part of creating...

Posted 18 Oct 2018

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Hereditary peers: By-elections briefing July 2018

Download briefing as a pdf (214.3KB pdf) Two hereditary peerage by-elections are currently underway in the House of Lords. These follow the retirement of the 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (9 May), grandson of Stanley...

Posted 04 Jul 2018

House of Lords ‘abolition’ – Westminster Hall debate

Download Briefing (149.3KB pdf) Westminster Hall debate 4:30pm, Monday 18th June 2018 From its ever-expanding size, to its challenges to the government’s Brexit legislation, questions about the House of Lords are being asked – urgently and...

Posted 18 Jun 2018

Voter ID pilot schemes – Westminster Hall debate briefing

Download Briefing (210.1KB pdf) The government piloted mandatory ID at the 2018 English local elections. In Gosport, Swindon, Woking, Watford and Bromley, voters were required for the first time to bring a form of identification....

Posted 06 Jun 2018

Bromley voter ID project