Arcane delegated legislation needs radical reform, not a plaster over a gaping wound

Arcane delegated legislation needs radical reform, not a plaster over a gaping wound

he House of Commons Procedure Committee announced its proposals for a new “sifting committee” to be set up. This committee would determine whether delegated legislation arising from the EU (Withdrawal) Bill requires further scrutiny by MPs.

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If breaking electoral law becomes a price worth paying, the foundations of our democracy are in peril

If breaking electoral law becomes a price worth paying, the foundations of our democracy are in peril

Unlock Democracy responds to the Criminal Prosecution Service's decision to charge three people, including former Conservative MP and current Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for South Thanet Craig Mackinlay, in relation to offences under the Representation of the People Act 1983 committed during the 2015 general election.

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#ElectionExpenses response: Empower the Electoral Commission to stop money buying elections

#ElectionExpenses response: Empower the Electoral Commission to stop money buying elections

After a 13 month long investigation into election campaign expenses the Electoral Commission today handed down the highest fine in its history of £70,000 to the Conservative Party, for violation of electoral law. Unlock Democracy has called for the Electoral Commission to be empowered so it can stop parties from buying elections. 

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