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

Magna Carta and Written Constitutions – Bagehot debate

Lord Tyler took part in the 4th annual Bagehot debate on 6th June, celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, at Huish Episcopi Adademy in Langport, Somerset. He spoke for the motion “It’s time for a new Magna Carta”, with assistance from Academy pupil Douglas Stephenson.  Their opponents, speaking against the motion, were Lord Norton . . . → Read More: Magna Carta and Written Constitutions – Bagehot debate