Parliamentary Briefings

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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

Bromley Voter ID billboard

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

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

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