Category Archives: Electoral Commission

The South Thanet case makes clear the urgent need for electoral reform

By Bob Posner, chief executive of the Electoral Commission Earlier this week, Marion Little, a senior member of Conservative HQ, was found guilty of intentionally encouraging or assisting an offence during the 2015 general election. The trial focused on election … Continue reading

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#OurDay – The role of local authority elections teams, part 2

To celebrate #OurDay,  we’re sharing first-hand accounts from local authority elections teams about what their jobs are like. In these short videos, Louis Humphreys, Lynne Williams and Deborah Wright from South Holland District Council in Lincolnshire share details about their roles. Continue reading

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Electoral Commission launches consultation on election spending

By Bob Posner, Director of Political Finance and Regulation and Legal Counsel Today we’ve launched our new consultation on the Codes of Practice on election spending for candidates and political parties. We want your input to make sure they’re comprehensive, promote … Continue reading

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Enhancing and ensuring transparency in political party finance

Party finance and registration is central to the Commission’s remit to ensure fairness and transparency in the political system. Making information available on party accounts, spending and donations is at the heart of having a fair and open democracy. Continue reading

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4 things you need to know about casting your vote on 3 May

We need your help in sharing essential voting information to support people ahead of the local elections this Thursday.  Continue reading

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Future proofing Scottish elections – The Scottish Government consultation on electoral reform

Over the last four years there have been five sets of Scotland-wide elections and two significant referendums, as well as countless by-elections. Now, with no scheduled polls in Scotland until 2021, we have a great opportunity to take stock and identify the challenges and opportunities in ensuring that our electoral structures remain fit for purpose in the 21st Century. Continue reading

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Celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage

Ahead of celebrations to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, passed on 6 February 1918, giving some women the right to vote in the UK for the first time, we’ve asked women at the Commission to share their thoughts on the anniversary. Continue reading

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