News on the topic of Constitutional Reform

Government welcomes elections agreement

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.

Fri, 18/03/2011

Government supports participation in 5 May polls for forces in Afghanistan

Two months before the May election, the Government has confirmed the support that will be available for members of the Armed Forces serving in Afghanistan who wish to vote in the referendum and elections on 5 May. 

Sat, 05/03/2011

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act completes passage through Parliament

The first ever referendum giving voters a say on how their MPs are elected will be held on 5 May 2011, following the successful passage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act.

Thu, 17/02/2011

New funding will help disabled people become MPs

Disabled people who want to become councillors or MPs will have access to a fund to help them overcome the barriers they face, under proposals published by the Government today.

Wed, 16/02/2011

Section 141 of the Mental Health Act to be abolished

A law that automatically expel MPs from Parliament if they have a serious mental health condition is to be abolished.

Thu, 03/02/2011

Government approach to prisoner voting rights

The Government has confirmed proposals for prisoner voting rights which will prevent the most serious offenders from voting.

Fri, 17/12/2010

Civic honours competition for Diamond Jubilee launched

A competition to create a new city to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 has been launched.

Wed, 01/12/2010

Vision for political reform

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's key note speech on political reform to the Political Studies Association/Hansard Society Annual Lecture.

Tue, 16/11/2010

Deputy PM sets out vision for political reform

The Deputy Prime Minister has delivered the annual Political Studies Association/Hansard Society Lecture. In his speech, he set out the Government’s programme for political and constitutional reform.

Tue, 16/11/2010

Deputy Prime Minister's Questions

Nick Clegg answers questions from MPs in his monthly DPMQs session.

Tue, 26/10/2010

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