Archive for Election law
The Electoral Commission has published its review of expenditure at the 2010 general election, finding that national spending by parties dropped sharply from its 2005 peak, though it was still above 2001 levels.
Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock has won his court case over an election leaflet that claimed he was a paedophile.
The Electoral Commission has published the results of its third survey of reports of electoral fraud and other malpractice, this time covering the 2010 general and local elections and for the first time including data for every police force.
Over on the Open Rights Group blog, Jason Kitcat has recounted the recent meeting hosted by the Cabinet Office about the government's plans to improve data sharing across the public sector in order to improve electoral registration, particularly as we shift to individual registration.
Increasing anger from crossbench peers at Labour's filibustering in the Lords looks to be preparing the way for either Labour backing down or (for the Lords) highly unusual procedural decisions to end the filibustering.
The No campaign for the March 3rd referendum on increasing the powers of the Welsh Assembly, True Wales, has decided not to seek official designation, thereby depriving both the Yes and No sides of public funding. Referendum legislation makes funding available to both sides in a referendum if there is an officially designated campaign on [...]
Following controversies over plans to redraw local government boundaries in Wales, the Welsh Assembly Government has decided to call a halt to the process.
The House of Commons is set to vote on a motion from David Davis and Jack Straw opposing the government's planned response to judicial rulings about votes for prisoners.
The new today that Eric Illsley MP has been convicted of expenses fraud but may yet remain an MP has brought back to light the case of Garry Allighan. Illsley will be barred from being an MP if he receives a jail sentence of at least a year, but if he does not there is […]
If it is serious about wanting to see higher turnout in elections, the government should trial weekend voting and increasing the number of polling stations so people have less far to travel to vote.