January 2019

LLG’s Position on Brexit

LLG – This policy position note has been prepared by Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) in consultation with and supported by its membership and Corporate Partners as credited below.

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“Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”

“Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”: The Continuing Role and Relevance of Election Petitions in Challenging Election Results in the UK.  This is the first of hopefully several papers on election petitions and challenging/correcting election results. It has now been published and is available free (‘Open Access’) online here.    

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Do referendums improve democracy?

Open Democracy – If the people lead them, like in the Irish case, referendums point way to improved democracy. But less so if political elites, like in the UK or Colombia cases, do lead them.

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A Citizens’ Convention?

The Constitution Society – There has recently been a revival of interest in the idea of establishing a UK citizens’ convention. It would allow members of the public, possibly working with politicians,

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Monthly update – concluded investigations

The Electoral Commission – Details of the investigations concluded in the last month have been published today by the Electoral Commission. This is an important part of delivering transparency in political finance in the UK.

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