Parliamentary Briefings

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Trade Union Bill/Party Funding Lords Select Committee

Download Briefing (383.4KB pdf) Vote/motion 20th January – Peers voted by 327 votes to 234 in favour of Baroness Smith of Basildon’s motion (See independent.co.uk and publications.parliament.uk) in the House of Lords to create a select...

Posted 29 Jan 2016

EU Referendum Bill HoC consideration of HoL amendments

Download Briefing (476.1KB pdf) House of Commons – consideration of Lords amendments Tuesday, December 8th 2015 Main recommendation The Electoral Reform Society strongly supports lowering the voting age. Enfranchising younger people is one of the...

Posted 08 Dec 2015

EU Referendum Bill HoL Report Stage

Download Briefing (471.6KB pdf)   House of Lords – Report Stage Day 1 Wednesday, November 18th 2015 Clause 2 The Electoral Reform Society strongly supports lowering the voting age. Enfranchising younger people is one of...

Posted 18 Nov 2015

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

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill Report Stage

Download Briefing (400.8KB pdf) Report Stage (Day 2) Wednesday, July 15th 2015 Aye on Amendment 73 Votes at 16 Aye on Amendment 75 local electoral reform Votes at 16 The Electoral Reform Society strongly supports the...

Posted 15 Jul 2015