News on the topic of Constitutional Reform

Government introduces legislation for individual electoral registration

The Government today published the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill, which, if passed, will tackle electoral fraud by speeding up the introduction of individual electoral registration and modernise the system of voter registration.

Thu, 10/05/2012

Register of voters to be more accurate and complete

Register of Voters to be more accurate and complete

Thu, 09/02/2012

Proposals for register of lobbyists

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.

Fri, 20/01/2012

Commission on the consequences of devolution for the House of Commons established

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.

Tue, 17/01/2012

Voters to have power to remove MPs for serious wrongdoing

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.

Tue, 13/12/2011

Historic Bill establishes fixed-term Parliaments

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.

Thu, 15/09/2011

£11 million saved as electors database plan abandoned

Plans to create an expensive database of electors are to be abandoned.

Mon, 18/07/2011

Overseas and service personnel voters to benefit from extension to elections timetables

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.

Wed, 13/07/2011

New voter registration steps set out

New steps that voters will be required to take to be included on the electoral register.

Thu, 30/06/2011

Proposals for a reformed House of Lords published

The Government has published comprehensive proposals for a smaller, reformed House of Lords, to which members are elected

Tue, 17/05/2011

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