Modernising British Democracy is ‘work in progress’ – Tyler

Speaking to a Centre for Parliamentary Studies seminar this week, Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tyler, said modernising British democracy was a ‘work in progress’.  The UK had much to learn, he said, from other countries represented on an international training programme for Electoral Commissions.

Lord Tyler told the delegates, who came from Afghanistan, Canada, Kenya, Armenia, Guyana, . . . → Read More: Modernising British Democracy is ‘work in progress’ – Tyler

Progress on donation and spending caps urgent

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler, led a short debate on party funding in the House of Lords this morning (Thursday).The Committee on Standards in Public Life is presently examining this issue, and will report in the Spring.

Speaking in the House of Lords, Lord Tyler said, “there was a strong degree of consensus across the . . . → Read More: Progress on donation and spending caps urgent

Liberal Democrat Peers debate ‘active citizenship’

Liberal Democrats this week held a special debate in the House of Lords on ‘active citizenship’.

Lib Dem Peers, who have a wide range of experience in and expertise on the voluntary sector, spoke of the tension between the ‘big society’, envisaged by the Prime Minister, and the need for a state, which ensures the provision of . . . → Read More: Liberal Democrat Peers debate ‘active citizenship’