Nearly 2 million people to have vote removed before EU referendum

Government plans to remove 1.9m people from the electoral register this year could cause a ‘drastic distortion’ in the outcome of the EU referendum, according to Lib Dem Peers.

Under the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, people who are only on the electoral register as a result of the old household registration system . . . → Read More: Nearly 2 million people to have vote removed before EU referendum

Cities and Local Government Bill report back

The Government’s plan to impose Mayors where they were previously rejected is progressing apace in Parliament. Fairly unusually for a controversial Bill, it has started out in the Lords.

Our Lib Dem team, led by John Shipley, is seeking to make three campaigning points about the Bill. First, that if areas are to have powerful Mayors imposed . . . → Read More: Cities and Local Government Bill report back

Tackling the Tory democratic deficit

The advent of a Conservative government might once have meant no reform at all to our political system.  However, David Cameron is almost accidentally opening the door to a review of party funding regime, the electoral system and the procedures of the House of Commons.  During the Queen’s Speech debates, the Lib Dem team in the . . . → Read More: Tackling the Tory democratic deficit