One piece of legislation expected in the Queen's Speech today is the Repeal Bill. Somewhat innocuous and technical on its surface, this piece of legislation threatens to hand unchecked powers to ministers who could rewrite our laws behind closed doors.Read More
Great Repeal Bill Co-ordinator
Full time, 9 month fixed term contract, £35,013 (£46,685 pro rata)
Do you want to help shape the voluntary sector response to Brexit? The Great Repeal Bill is one the most important pieces of legislation to go through the UK Parliament with profound impacts for equality, worker rights, the environment, consumer standards and democracy.
Unlock Democracy is looking for someone who has a talent for bringing together a wide range of organisations to co-ordinate work on the bill. You’ll have a proven track record of delivering change. You’ll need to be able build links with the campaigns and organisations that are expert on issues from human rights, the environment, consumer, workers’ rights, equality, democracy, transparency, food, farming, to trade, and co-ordinate what they are doing to ensure it has the biggest possible impact.
Closing date: Midnight Monday 26th June
Interviews: Friday 30th June
To apply please send a CV and supporting statement to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any queries about the role please contact Alexandra Runswick email@example.com or 0207 239 9051
The shock result of a hung Parliament has left British politics in chaos. The Conservative Party have made a deal with the DUP and Theresa May has gone to Buckingham Palace to seek permission from the Queen to form a government. We answer your burning constitutional questions about what happens now.Read More
Bankers, residents of the Bahamas, real estate moguls, and big oil executives. If you think this sounds like a list of those making up the global elite, then you’d be right. It’s also a list of some of the individuals and private companies that dug into their deep pockets to fund political parties’ activities during the general election campaign.Read More
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Last week, the Crown Prosecution Service announced that it would not be pressing charges against the candidates or agents investigated in connection with the 2015 election expenses scandal. Contrary to Theresa May’s assertion that this proves that her party ‘did nothing wrong’ it more aptly demonstrates how urgently our electoral laws need reform.Read More
As parties scramble to get Prospective Parliamentary Candidates in place, boost fundraising, and write manifestos, a hangover from the 2015 general election lingers - the ongoing electoral fraud investigations against a substantial number of Conservative MPs. There are also wider lessons on campaign spending that still need to be learnt - but perhaps not in time.Read More