Parliamentary Briefings

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Position on January 2019 Hereditary Peer By-elections

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

Position on July 2018 Hereditary Peers By-election

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

Debate Briefing on House of Lords ‘abolition’

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

Debate Briefing on Voter ID Pilot Schemes

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

Position on June 2018 Hereditary Peer By-elections

A hereditary peer 'by-election' has been called following the retirement of the 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, grandson of Stanley Baldwin. We've analysed these sham elections - with the findings showing they make a mockery...

Posted 04 Jun 2018

House of Lords libary

Background on Voter ID in England

Download Briefing (182.7KB pdf) Introduction In August 2016, Sir Eric Pickles’s report, ‘Securing the ballot: review into electoral fraud’, was released. It was commissioned after an election court judgement in 2015 which barred the Mayor...

Posted 28 Apr 2018