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28 Apr 2022

PACAC 26 April letter back to Secretary of State on Elections Bill: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/22038/documents/163672/default/

Secretary of State 25 April letter to PACAC on Elections Bill: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/21979/documents/163394/default/

PACAC 12 April letter to Secretary of State on Elections Bill: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/21886/documents/162945/default/

Committee for Standards in Public Life 21 April letter to Secretary of State on Elections Bill: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letter-to-rt-hon-michael-gove-mp-about-the-elections-bill

LGC: Elections bill puts UK democracy at risk, says PACAC https://www.lgcplus.com/politics/governance-and-structure/elections-bill-puts-uk-democracy-at-risk-says-pacac-21-04-2022/

The MJ: Voting reforms ‘risk to democracy’ https://www.themj.co.uk/Voting-reforms-risk-to-democracy/223130

The MJ: Scrapping supplementary vote won’t improve voting system https://www.themj.co.uk/Scrapping-supplementary-vote-wont-improve-voting-system/223103

LGC: Covid still causing ‘massive challenges’ for local elections https://www.lgcplus.com/politics/governance-and-structure/covid-still-causing-massive-challenges-for-local-elections-21-04-2022/

Supreme Court rules previous Voter ID pilots were lawful: https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2020-0129.html

Independent: Supreme Court throws out pensioner’s legal challenge over voter ID pilot: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/voter-id-supreme-court-conservative-party-b2066453.html

BBC News: NI election 2022: Campaigners say change needed to get more women into Stormont https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-61106908