January 2019

Absent Voting

They Work For You – The cost to taxpayers of delivering the 2016 EU Referendum was £129.1 million. A breakdown of that cost is provided in the report published by the Electoral Commission.

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Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill

They Work For You –  I beg to move, That, notwithstanding the Order of the Committee of Wednesday 4 July 2018, during further proceedings on the Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill the Committee do next meet at 10.00 am on Wednesday 27 February and thereafter at 10.00 am on Wednesday 27 March and Wednesday 24 April.

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Commission on Democracy and Technology in Europe

Commission on Democracy and Technology – Chatham House is establishing a Commission on Democracy and Technology in Europe to examine the role of technology both as a driver and as a potential solution to the current crisis of liberal democracy.

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Why we are developing a prosecutions policy

Electoral Commission: There has been coverage this weekend, and theatrical ‘fury’ – first reported in the Sunday Telegraph – about the Commission’s developing plans to begin undertaking prosecutions. It is assumed that we plan to move to taking landmark cases through the courts and, in an extraordinary leap, that Leave supporting groups will then be “unfairly […]

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The One With Ella

Democracy Club – This week, the Cabinet Office spots £27m of savings that could be spent on democratic engagement, crowdsourcing is well under way and we welcome Ella to the team!

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