Register of Voters to be more accurate and complete
The Government today launched its consultation on a statutory register of lobbyists, marking a major step forward in the Coalition’s aim to be the most transparent government ever.
The Cabinet Office today announced the establishment of the new Commission on the consequences of devolution for the House of Commons, chaired by former Clerk of the House of Commons Sir William McKay.
The Government is proposing to introduce a power of recall, allowing voters to force a by-election where an MP is found to have engaged in serious wrongdoing.
Prime Ministers will no longer have the right to call a General Election at a time of their own choosing after Parliament passed the historic Fixed-term Parliaments Bill.
Plans to create an expensive database of electors are to be abandoned.
Overseas and service personnel voters will be given more time to return their ballot papers under proposals to extend the electoral timetable published by the Government.
New steps that voters will be required to take to be included on the electoral register.
The Government has published comprehensive proposals for a smaller, reformed House of Lords, to which members are elected
The Government welcomes the motion passed unanimously yesterday in the National Assembly for Wales signifying that it wished the UK Government to bring forward provision to defer the Welsh Assembly 2015 general election to 5 May 2016 in order to avoid elections coinciding in May 2015.