The draft provisions to extend the electoral timetable for UK Parliament elections.
These proposals outline the Government’s plans to take forward the commitment in the Coalition Agreement to speed up the move to IER and tackle electoral fraud. The current household registration system will be replaced by individual registration. Every elector will have to register individually and provide identifying information which will be used to verify their entitlement to be included in the electoral register. Only once their entitlement has been verified can a person be added to the register. This will help to restore trust in electoral system.
The Government has published comprehensive proposals for a smaller, reformed House of Lords. The proposals contained in the draft House of the Lords Reform Bill and accompanying White Paper, set out in detail options for how a reformed House could look.
The Coalition Government has responded to the Constitution Committee's report on the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill.
Equality Impact Assessment for the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill.
In elections to the House of Commons, an individual is elected from a Parliamentary constituency to serve as the Member of Parliament. This can be done either by the current voting system known as First Past The Post (FPTP), or by the Alternative Vote (AV) system. This note describes the operation of the two systems.
The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister set out the Coalition's programme of policies over the next five years to "rebuild the economy, unlock social mobility, mend the political system and give people the power to call the shots over the decisions that affect their lives". This information includes the Programme for Government and Agreement for stability and reform.