Electoral Reform APPG

First Registered: 21/04/2021 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To build alliances, strengthen parliamentary work towards proportional representation and broader electoral reform in the UK, and develop the evidence base.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Electoral Reform

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Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Electoral Reform

1. Automatic Electoral Registration
16/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: utility of electoral registers; to make provision for the sharing of data for the purposes of electoral registration; - Speech Link

2. Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2019
09/09/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: the Government of Wales Act 2006 in respect of electoral registration officers. It also makes clear how - Speech Link
2: through Parliament to allow it to conform with the Electoral Commission’s timetable for completion of voter - Speech Link
3: but grew as I read an Electoral Commission report. I am grateful to the Electoral Commission for its recent - Speech Link

3. Representation of the People (Annual Canvass) (Amendment) Regulations 2019
31/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: canvass is an information-gathering exercise which electoral registration officers, appointed by local authorities - Speech Link

4. Electoral Commission
22/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: on the Electoral Commission, First Report of 2021, Appointment of the Chair of the Electoral Commission - Speech Link
2: appoint John Pullinger CB as the Chair of the Electoral Commission with effect from 1 May 2021 for the - Speech Link
3: I start by thanking the outgoing chair of the Electoral Commission, Sir John Holmes, for his four years - Speech Link

5. Election Law Reform
11/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: of the House for this Adjournment debate on the reform of election law. Many might ask, “What does it - Speech Link
2: Northern Ireland we have made many, many changes to electoral law, particularly for stricter controls on registration - Speech Link
3: contribution to descend into a personal rant against the Electoral Commission, the Crown Prosecution Service and - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Electoral Reform
1. Planning: Reform
asked by: James Cartlidge
19/04/2021
...What steps he is taking to reform planning rules in England.

2. Asylum: Reform
asked by: Baroness Eaton
22/12/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the UK’s asylum system.

3. Asylum: Reform
asked by: Lord Roberts of Llandudno
17/12/2020
... what assessment they have made of the actions of "do-gooders" and "leftie lawyers"; and what steps they intend to take in response.

4. Leasehold: Reform
asked by: Lord Truscott
14/12/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the leasehold system of ownership during 2021.

5. Leasehold: Reform
asked by: Lord Truscott
15/01/2021
... whether they plan to introduce legislation relating to leasehold reform by 2022.

Latest Questions
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9 Current APPG Officers
Wendy Chamberlain Portrait
Wendy Chamberlain
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - North East Fife
Joined: 21st April 2021
Lord Northbrook Portrait
Lord Northbrook
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 21st April 2021
Paul Blomfield Portrait
Paul Blomfield
Treasurer
Labour - Sheffield Central
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alex Sobel MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 8295.

Email: alex.sobel.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Natasha Fox, Electoral Reform Society, 15 Blue Lion Place, London SE1 4PU . Tel: 0203 967 1884

Email: Natasha.fox@electoral-reform.org.uk

Secretariat:

The Electoral Reform Society and Make Votes Matter jointly act as the group's secretariat. https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk and https://www.makevotesmatter.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/who-we-are/appg-electoral-reform/

Benefits in Kind
Date
11 Feb 2021
Source
The Electoral Reform Society
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 11/02/2021 To : 10/02/2022
Value
£1,501
Date
11 Feb 2021
Source
Make Votes Matter
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 11/02/2021 To : 10/02/2022
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Electoral Reform APPG

Former APPG Officers
Owen Paterson Portrait
Owen Paterson
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Shropshire
Joined: 21st April 2021
Departed: 21st April 2021