Category Archives: General

Electoral Commission’s Strategic Review – Here’s what you had to say…

At the Electoral Commission, we aim to put voters at the heart of everything we do. To make sure that voters can continue to have confidence that the electoral process and party funding regime are run to high standards of … Continue reading

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One Year In – Election Reflections

Today I mark one year at the Electoral Commission. As I look back on what has been a busy 12months, three reflections emerge… 1/ Staying focused on the voter – It is hard to think of a more jam-packed UK … Continue reading

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Why voters at the next Police and Crime Commissioner elections should be provided with more candidate information

Today, the Commission has published its report on the 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner elections. The report also looks at the conduct and administration of local Government elections which took place across parts of England. The first ever Police and … Continue reading

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This year’s London elections were well run – but combined polls in 2020 are a concern.

5 May this year saw 2.6 million valid votes cast in London, to elect a new Mayor of London, 14 Constituency members and 11 London-wide Members of the London Assembly. Our detailed report  into the conduct and administration of these … Continue reading

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The future of the Electoral Commission: Have your say!

It’s now been 15 years since the Electoral Commission was established by the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act, and we’ve worked hard to adapt to some pretty substantial changes over that time. Not only has the nature of politics … Continue reading

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Two weeks in the job…..

Almost two weeks ago on 7 October, I walked through the doors of the Electoral Commission for the first time as Chief Executive. It was a big day for me and for the organisation. The previous Chief Executive, Peter Wardle, … Continue reading

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Answering the Call for Evidence – Third Party Campaigning Review

Non-party campaigning organisations have always been a vital element of democratic participation in the UK. Civil society, charities and community groups, large and small, are often the point through which voters engage in the political issues that matter to them. … Continue reading

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