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Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: New Clause 1 - Simple majority system to be used in elections for certain offices (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: I want to respond to a few points made by Opposition Members. On engagement, the policy was announced back in March. It is just that it was not a Cabinet Office policy; it was a policy from the Home Office and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, as it was known then. I am informed by officials that there was engagement with Mayors, but the hon. Member for Lancaster and...

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 40 - Electronic material to which section 37 applies: other electronic material (26 Oct 2021)

Amendment made: 2, in clause 40, page 49, line 23, after “Part” insert “1A or”. —(Kemi Badenoch.) This amendment expands the definition of “relevant election” in clause 40(8) to cover elections under Part 1A of the Local Government Act 2000 for the return of an elected mayor.

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Schedule 10 - Illegal practices (26 Oct 2021)

22, page 146, line 10, after “Part” insert “1A or”. —(Kemi Badenoch.) See the explanatory statement for Amendment 21.

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 47 - Notice to take down electronic material in breach of section 37 (26 Oct 2021)

Amendment made: 3, in clause 47, page 54, line 12, leave out “sent” and insert “given”.—(Kemi Badenoch.) This amendment means that the period for representations in response to a notice under clause 47(1) must be at least 14 days beginning with the day the notice is given rather than the day it is sent.

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 51 - Information in Commission’s annual report (26 Oct 2021)

...working day” means a day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom.”. —(Kemi Badenoch.) See the explanatory statement for Amendment 4.

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 57 - Power to amend references to subordinate legislation etc (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The clauses in part 7 make general and miscellaneous provisions. Clause 57 provides for a power to allow amendments to the Bill, or any provisions amended by the Bill in other Acts, where references to secondary legislation become out of date in future. This is a necessary power that would allow, for example, a reference to a statutory instrument that is replaced to be updated to refer...

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 37 - Requirement to include information with electronic material (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: I will now continue to present the Government’s proposed new digital imprint regime and the various requirements pertaining to it, which are outlined in clauses 37 to 56. I will also discuss the Government amendments to the clauses as and when relevant. There are two types of electronic material in scope of the regime—paid-for and unpaid, or organic, material. I will define...

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 35 - Definitions relating to electronic material and publication (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The provisions pertain to the Government’s proposed new digital imprint regime. The new regime will require promoters, and those promoting on their behalf, behind digital campaign material targeted at the UK electorate to declare themselves, providing greater levels of transparency to online campaigning. In clause 36, “the promoter” of electronic material is defined as “the person...

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 28 - Candidates etc (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The new disqualification order will be applied only when intimidatory offences are motivated by hostility towards certain groups of people. This clause defines the first group that requires this additional protection from abuse and intimidation. Candidates at any election, including candidates named on lists, will be protected by the new disqualification order. Future candidates—people...

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 29 - Holders of relevant elective offices (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Clause 29 builds on the previous clause and sets out another group of people whom the new disqualification order will protect: holders of elected office, such as—but not limited to—MPs, councillors and mayors. Given the high-profile nature of their roles, elected officeholders are sadly all too often the targets of intimidatory, threatening, or abusive words or behaviour. We cannot allow...

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 30 - Campaigners (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The previous two clauses extended the protection of the new disqualification order to, broadly, candidates and elected officeholders. However, we must not stop there. Campaigners, from grassroots volunteers through to party employees, play a vital role in our democratic process, and the intimidation and abuse to which they are subject is abhorrent. Therefore, an intimidatory offence that is...

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 31 - Election etc of a person to the House of Commons who is subject to a disqualification order (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The new disqualification order, which we have already debated, disqualifies offenders from being elected to various offices. This clause ensures that this disqualification applies to the House of Commons. It specifies that if an offender who is subject to an intimidation disqualification order is elected to the House of Commons, their election will be void. Other relevant elected offices...

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 32 - Power to amend Schedule 8 (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his comments. If he already knows what I am going to say, and if we have had this debate multiple times, it raises the question of why he chose to table the amendment. Nevertheless, I will speak to the clause and his amendment. The purpose of clause 32 is to future-proof the new disqualification order so that it remains relevant and can continue to apply to...

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 33 - Interpretation of Part (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The clause helps to interpret and clarify two terms that are used frequently in this part of the Bill. The first is “disqualification order”, which refers to the new five-year intimidation disqualification set out in clause 26. The second is “relevant elective office”. The list of offices determines the offices that an offender subject to the new disqualification order cannot stand...

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 34 - Minor and consequential amendments (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The clause gives effect to schedule 9, which contains minor and consequential amendments resulting from part 5 of the Bill. The new intimidation disqualification order must be enforceable. Offenders who are banned from standing for election must be prevented from doing so. It is already a criminal offence, punishable by imprisonment, to provide false information on a candidate nomination...

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 26 - Disqualification orders (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Clause 26 creates a new disqualification order for offenders who intimidate those who contribute to our public life. Political intimidation and abuse have no place in our society; they risk reducing political participation and corroding our democracy. To tackle the problem, the Committee on Standards in Public Life suggested that it would be appropriate to have specific electoral sanctions...

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 27 - Vacation of office etc (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: While those in public life are often the targets of intimidation and abuse, I regret to say that they can also be the perpetrators of intimidation and abuse. For example, it is possible that an MP or a local authority mayor or councillor will be sanctioned by the new intimidation disqualification order. They will be treated no differently from anybody else and will be disqualified from...

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 25 - Joint campaigning by registered parties and third parties (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Third party campaigners are subject to limits on their controlled expenditure in the periods leading up to parliamentary elections in the UK, including devolved elections. The time during which those spending limits apply are known as regulated periods and are 12 months long for UK parliamentary elections and four months long for the relevant parliamentary elections in Scotland, Wales and...

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 24 - Recognised third parties: changes to existing limits etc (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The fact is that we all have a fairly good idea of when an election will be. Although snap elections can be called, the fact is that everybody will be in the same situation.

Public Bill Committee: Elections Bill: Clause 23 - Third parties capable of giving notification for purposes of Part 6 of PPERA (26 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Clause 23 builds directly on the requirements put in place by clause 22. As I have mentioned, the aim of clause 22 is to remove the scope for foreign entities to spend above a £700 de minimis amount during the regulated period running up to an election by restricting all third party campaigner spending at that time to spending by entities that are eligible to register with the Electoral...


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