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News: Reforming electoral law across the UK

In a consultation opening today the Law Commissions of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland set out provisional proposals for reforming the law that governs the conduct of elections … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Christoph Smets: A UK senate: Competition for the Commons or federalising representation?

After the warning shot fired from the ballot boxes of the Scottish electorate in this year’s referendum on independence, the West Lothian question has stirred with renewed power. It seems … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 7 Comments

James Hand and Donal Coffey: Miliband’s senate of the regions and a constitutional convention conundrum

Ed Miliband’s recent proposal for ‘an elected Senate that properly represents the towns, cities, regions and nations that make up the United Kingdom’ included reference to a ‘UK-wide Constitutional Convention’. … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Robert Hazell:You want a constitutional convention? This is what you need to think through first.

In the run up to the Scottish independence referendum, and its aftermath, calls have grown for a constitutional convention to discuss further devolution, as well as wider constitutional reforms. Yet … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mark Elliott: Scotland has voted “no”. What next for the UK constitution?

After a very long — and at times electrifying — campaign, a modest but decisive majority of those who participated in the referendum on Scottish independence have voted “no”. In … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 5 Comments

Graham Allen: Kick-starting the debate on a codified constitution for the UK

Does the United Kingdom need a codified constitution? It’s a question on which generations of law students will have had to write essays, burning the midnight oil and scribbling or … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

James Hand: Lords response to Labour Peers’ Working Group Report – A Programme for Progress: The future of the House of Lords and its place in wider constitution.

The House of Lords have recently debated the Labour Peers’ Working Group report looking at the future of the House of Lords and its place in a wider constitution. The … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 1 Comment
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