Founded in 2009, The Constitution Society is an independent, non-party educational foundation. We promote public understanding of the British Constitution and work to encourage informed debate between legislators, academics and the public about proposals for constitutional change.
We do not take any position on the merits of specific reform proposals, and we neither support nor oppose the introduction of a written constitution. However we oppose ill-considered, piecemeal constitutional change. Significant constitutional legislation should be introduced only after careful preparation and broad consultation, with adequate time for scrutiny and debate in Parliament, and not merely to serve the political interests of the government of the day. The Constitution Society believes that constitutional bills should be subject to a more rigorous parliamentary process than other types of legislation.
Alongside our focus on constitutional issues, we support initiatives which aim to improve the quality of government and legislation generally in Britain.
The Constitution Society is a registered charity. We have no connection with any political party and we do not take any money from government. We rely for our funding on individual donations and grants from educational trusts and foundations.