Electoral Commission

The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (PPERA) 2000

By: James Sweetland

On Thursday, voters will head to the polls in the Rochdale by-election. They’ll be voting to replace Sir Tony Lloyd, the late Labour politician who spent a remarkable 36 years as an MP, including seven representing Rochdale.  It was expected … [Read more...] about The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (PPERA) 2000

Eroding the independence of the Electoral Commission: the introduction of a government Strategy and Policy Statement

By: Sam Power

Over the last few months, there has been much ink spilled over the Elections Bill, which is currently at the Committee Stage in the House of Commons. A number of the provisions contained in the bill are, however, relatively uncontroversial. Measures … [Read more...] about Eroding the independence of the Electoral Commission: the introduction of a government Strategy and Policy Statement

Elections Bill: a modest proposal to improve the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission

By: Alistair Clark

The current Elections Bill before Parliament contains a range of measures which require careful consideration. Among the most concerning are steps which appear designed to limit the independence of the Electoral Commission. Among these are … [Read more...] about Elections Bill: a modest proposal to improve the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission