Do you have views on the Electoral Commission?

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee is conducting an inquiry into the work of the Electoral Commission. Anyone can submit evidence to the Committee with a deadline of 4th December 2020. 

The Committee seeks evidence on the the following, in particular:

    • The effectiveness of the Electoral Commission in discharging its statutory obligations
    • The governance of the Electoral Committee
    • The effect of COVID-19 on UK elections.

You can find more information on the inquiry and submit evidence directly, here.

AGM reminder and update

This is a reminder of our forthcoming Annual General Meeting, which will take place at 7pm on Tuesday, 27 October 2020.

Our guest speaker will be Lord Paul Tyler, House of Lords spokesperson on Political and Constitutional Reform.

He’ll speak and take questions from 7-7.40 pm (approximate timings).

The meeting will take place on Zoom, and you can register for free now at Eventbrite here.

All are welcome at the meeting, but only paid-up members of LDER will be eligible to vote. You can join or rejoin here.

The relevant papers are all available on our website and/or via the links below:

We look forward to seeing you.

Our 2020 AGM

This year’s AGM will take place virtually via Zoom. It will be held in late October – final date and time to be confirmed shortly.

In accordance with our constitution all executive positions are up for re-election. Details of how to put your name forward will be in our formal AGM mailing (early October), but there are two key vacancies this year:

Secretary

The Secretary’s main responsibility is to take the minutes of exec meetings and update the action list, pass both to the chair for checking after the meeting and then circulate them to the exec committee mailing list

Online Content Manager

This involves producing and posting content for our Facebook page and managing our website, though we also want to expand our online presence to include a Twitter feed. The ideal post holder would additionally be able to manage our account with the website hosting service (currently IONOS).

If you have questions about either role, please get in touch.