Voting System Bill should be developed not delayed

Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tyler, this week used a short House of Lords to emphasise that the AV referendum could and should go ahead on the 5th May unless significant changes were made to the specific part of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill that deals with that issue.

He highlighted the strong House of Commons . . . → Read More: Voting System Bill should be developed not delayed

Call for electoral fraud clampdown

Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tyler, has backed Government moves to speed up Individual Voter Registration, and to stop potential corruption of the postal voting system.

Speaking during a short debate on electoral fraud, Lord Tyler asked Justice Minister Lord McNally if  ”the Government are actively considering two important safeguards to prevent the increase in electoral fraud, as . . . → Read More: Call for electoral fraud clampdown

Lib Dems blaze a trail with radical reform

More achieved in ten weeks than Labour managed in 13 years

As MPs and Peers prepare for the Summer break, Liberal Democrats can look back on their first ten weeks in Government since the 1940s with some sense of achievement.

The Coalition has already made more progress in advancing the political reform agenda than the outgoing Labour government managed in thirteen years.

Liberal Democrats up and down the country are preparing to join the battle to expel first past the post from our political system once and for all, and the Government is preparing a cross-party Bill which will – after nearly 100 years of waiting – finally reform the House of Lords. Continue reading Lib Dems blaze a trail with radical reform