December 2018

Who’s naughty or nice?

Democracy Club – In this mince-pie-fuelled blog, we review our progress against our annual goals, report back from our board meeting and suggest the perfect gift for the democracy lover in your life.

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Overseas voters

House of Commons Library: This Briefing Paper provides details of the provisions relating to overseas voters in the Representation of the People Act 1985 and the proposals for change. It also summarises earlier attempts to change the 15 year rule.

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For the first time, a second Brexit referendum is a serious possibility

Institute for Government – The chaos at Westminster makes a second referendum on Brexit a serious possibility for the first time. If it does happen, the key to successfully designing the referendum process must be to ensure that the legitimacy of the outcome is respected by as many people as possible, in all parts of the country.

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Cost of delivering 2016 EU Referendum published

The Electoral Commission – The cost of delivering the 2016 referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, including details for each of the 382 counting areas across the UK and Gibraltar, is published today by the Electoral Commission.

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