Today, the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee is doing something I don’t recall any other Committee doing before it. It is publishing a report in draft, and asking for public feedback before making final recommendations.
In announcing this initiative Graham Allen, the Committee’s Chair, writes, “we raise issues around re-building our political parties, . . . → Read More: Voter engagement and Votes at 16: progress!
Lib Dem Peer Lord (Paul) Tyler has welcomed government concessions to the Wales Bill, which will enable 16 and 17 year olds to be enfranchised in a referendum on tax-raising powers for Wales.
The concessions were announced today by Lib Dem Wales Minister Jenny Randerson as she took the Bill through Report Stage in the House of . . . → Read More: Lib Dems win key concessions on votes at 16
Hot news! I have just had a reply from the indefatigable House of Lords Library team giving me the most recent breakdown of Peer’s ages. There are just 2 under the age of 40 and 29 over the age of 90, though by my count 12 of the latter are amongst those who have “taken leave . . . → Read More: Age Analysis