Parliamentary Briefings

Read briefings written for specific bills

Background on 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

Background on Citizens’ Assemblies 2

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

Response to PACAC on Electoral Law Inquiry

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

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Briefing on Westminster Beyond Brexit ERS Report

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 Westminster’s outdated, broken voting system and unelected House of Lords reinforce Westminster’s power-hoarding tendencies, leaving voters powerless and distant from where decisions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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Position on 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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Debate Briefing on Proportional Representation

Download Briefing (229.3KB pdf) We welcome Tuesday’s debate on Proportional Representation (PR). The polarising Westminster voting system is fundamentally out of sync with how voters want to be represented today. Study after study shows voters...

Posted 23 Apr 2019

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Background on Citizens Assemblies 1

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