All 7 results for overseas voters speaker:Lord Rennard

Representation of the People (Overseas Electors etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (12 Dec 2023)

Lord Rennard: ...dark money and illegitimate foreign interference. That is why we support the amendment in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Khan of Burnley. All parties agree on the principle of UK citizens living overseas being able to vote for representatives in our Parliament, but these statutory instruments do not do much to help them. In the absence of a fixed-term Parliament, there is a very short...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Elections: Proof of Identity (14 Mar 2022)

Lord Rennard: To ask Her Majesty's Government what levels of documented scrutiny, including photo ID, is expected to apply in future for voters at a polling station; what assessment they have made as to how far this documentation may be more easily available for (1) older voters, (2) younger voters, and (3) people who move their address most frequently; and how this scrutiny will compare to that applied to...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Absent Voting: British Nationals Abroad (14 Mar 2022)

Lord Rennard: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to facilitate more rapid (1) distribution, and (2) return, of postal votes to UK citizens overseas who are registered voters in general elections.

Elections Bill - Second Reading (23 Feb 2022)

Lord Rennard: ...The Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee, with—I emphasise this point—its Conservative majority, said: “We are concerned that the evidence to support the voter ID requirement simply is not good enough.” I have previously urged the Government to investigate the number of people who arrive at a polling station to find that their vote has already...

Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill - Second Reading (30 Nov 2021)

Lord Rennard: ...applications to do so. Time is needed for applications to vote by post, for postal vote packages to be sent out, and for them to be returned by polling day. This is especially true for UK voters living overseas, including members of our Armed Forces serving abroad. A final reason why the longer timetable is needed is that, as the Electoral Commission has pointed out, 9 million people in...

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Second Reading ( 9 Sep 2016)

Lord Rennard: ...people who can be considered by virtue also of what their ancestors may have done. All of us enjoy showing family, friends and guests around the House; particularly, I would suggest, those from overseas. Some of them come from established democracies and some of them come from places struggling to establish democratic principles. But none of them can understand the archaic way in which we...

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill (18 Oct 2000)

Lord Rennard: ...that is not an argument as to why it is the right limit. The Government have chosen to vary the committee's recommendations in relation to Northern Ireland, tax concessions for political donations, overseas voters and in many other ways. The recommendation of the Neill committee is merely a compromise figure within that committee, not one to which anyone outside it should feel bound. I...

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