Elections: Law

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Party Chair, Labour Party, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's policy is on the finding of the Law Commission in its interim report on electoral law, published in February 2016, that electoral law should be governed by a rational and holistic framework governing all existing elections.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)

The Government is currently considering the recent interim report on electoral law from the Law Commissions. This is a comprehensive and wide ranging report which makes a number of recommendations. The Government is actively discussing the details of the report with the Law Commissions and other bodies.

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