Electoral Reform APPG

First Registered: 21/04/2021 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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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

1. Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013
01/02/2020 - Inquiry: Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 - Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee
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Found: The Labour Party Response Select Committee Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Call

2. Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013
01/02/2020 - Inquiry: Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 - Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee
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Found: Electoral Reform Society – Written evidence (ERA0014) We welcome this call for evidence and the committee’s

3. Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013
01/02/2020 - Inquiry: Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 - Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee
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Found: The Association of Electoral Administrators Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) –

4. Written Evidence: Professor Toby James, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of East Anglia (PCB05)
26/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: the University of East Anglia and an expert on electoral administration and management. I have served

5. Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013
01/02/2020 - Inquiry: Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 - Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee
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Found: and contemporary debates concerning voting age reform across the whole of the UK and internationally

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Electoral Reform

1. Reformed Annual Electoral Registration Canvas
21/10/2021 - Written Statements

1: brought in changes to the way in which the annual electoral registration canvass is conducted, streamlining - Speech Link

2. Draft Representation of the People (Electoral Registers Publication Date) Regulations 2020
16/09/2020 - General Committees

1: considered the draft Representation of the People (Electoral Registers Publication Date) Regulations 2020.It - Speech Link
2: welcome the steps that have been taken to give electoral registration officers flexibility in carrying - Speech Link

3. Draft Representation of the People (Annual Canvass) (Amendment) Regulations 2019
31/10/2019 - General Committees

1: that electoral registration officers are obliged to do every year to ensure that their electoral registers - Speech Link
2: the resident—will that person be taken off the electoral register, even though the council may still believe - Speech Link
3: taken to make sure that a voter is left on the electoral register when the ERO believes them to be still - Speech Link

4. 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

5. Integrity of Electoral Processes
21/10/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: with the late Robin Cook to reform the Commons—successfully—and try to reform this House, not quite so successfully - Speech Link
2: in 2005. We worked together on many aspects of reform to your Lordships’ House, seeking, as he said, - Speech Link
3: colours.I should like to pick up on the issue of electoral integrity in a different way. Next year, we will - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Electoral Reform
1. Bail: Reform
asked by: Lord Kennedy of Southwark
03/02/2021
... when their proposed reforms to the pre-charge bail process will be implemented.

2. Agriculture: Reform
asked by: Lord Greaves
04/02/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed schemes to encourage new entrants into farming will provide new funding for county and unitary authorities to acquire more land to add to existing county farm estates; and whether they are discouraging local authorities from any further disposal of county farms.

3. Leasehold: Reform
asked by: Matt Western
28/09/2020
... what plans he has to implement the recommendations on reforming leasehold home ownership; and when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on reforming leasehold.

4. Trespass: Reform
asked by: Joy Morrissey
16/09/2020
... if she will set out a timetable for bringing forward legislative proposals to reform the law on trespassing.

5. Leasehold: Reform
asked by: Thangam Debbonaire
05/10/2020
... published in July 2020.

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 - Former Member for North Shropshire
Joined: 21st April 2021
Departed: 21st April 2021
No other APPG Memberships