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What is the Elections Bill? And why is it an issue?

Earlier this month, the government published its long-awaited Elections Bill which makes changes to the administration and conduct of elections with the stated aim of ensuring that ‘UK elections remain secure, fair, modern, inclusive and...

Posted 23 Jul 2021

The bill fails to tackle the fundamental issues with our electoral law

Elections Bill: Has the government jumped the gun?

Proposals to reform our election laws are like buses. You wait around ages for one and then two turn up at once. Earlier this week the government published its long-awaited Elections Bill – legislation they...

Posted 09 Jul 2021

Far from improving access to elections, the government’s own elections bill could leave millions shut out

Joint Committee on Human Rights investigates voter ID plans

The ERS’ Dr Jess Garland gave evidence to Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights on Wednesday 26 May, on the government’s mandatory voter ID plans announced in the Queen’s Speech. Watch it in full here....

Posted 01 Jun 2021

Harriet Harman Human Right Committee