Parliamentary Briefings

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A UK-wide Constitutional Convention

Download briefing as a .pdf file (211.3KB pdf) Context The Supreme Court ruling is the latest sign that the ‘gentleman’s agreements’ of our unwritten constitution have broken down leaving our democracy vulnerable. We need to...

Posted 25 Sep 2019

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

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

How to do a Constitutional Convention in the UK

Download Briefing (248.3KB pdf) Contact: Dr Edward Molloy (edward.molloy@electoral-reform.org.uk) For more information, visit www.electoral-reform.org.uk/constitutional-convention Introduction This note first sets out what a citizen-led Constitutional Convention is, and why we need one for the UK. We...

Posted 09 Mar 2016

English Votes for English Laws

Download Briefing (289.1KB pdf)   The ERS welcomes the government’s decision to give greater parliamentary time to the proposed introduction of English Votes for English Laws. However, this significant change needs full parliamentary scrutiny and...

Posted 15 Jul 2015