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The Work of the Electoral Commission

Inquiry

The Electoral Commission is an independent body set up under statute to oversee elections, regulate political finance in the UK and who work to promote public confidence in the democratic process.

The Committee’s predecessor recommended that it “should carry out an inquiry into the role and effectiveness of the Electoral Commission.”

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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20 July 2021
Inquiry The Work of the Electoral Commission
Witnesses Dr Jess Garland (Director of Policy and Research at Electoral Reform Society), Peter Geoghegan (Investigations Editor at openDemocracy), Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts (Member at House of Lords), Dave Timms (Head of Political Affairs at Friends of the Earth), Chloe Hardy (Director of Policy and Communications at Sheila McKechnie Foundation), Dr Rowan Popplewell (Policy Manager—Civic Space at Bond), and Chris Weavers (Acting Head of National Official Campaigns, Policy and Communications at NASUWT—The Teachers’ Union)
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
29 June 2021
Inquiry The Work of the Electoral Commission
Witnesses Alan Mabbutt (Registered Treasurer and Legal Officer at Conservative Party), Scott Martin (Solicitor at Scottish National Party), Lord Tyler (Spokesperson on Political & Constitutional Reform at Liberal Democrats), Andrew Whyte (Acting Director of Governance and Legal at Labour Party), Geraint Day (Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Campaigns at Plaid Cymru), Jon Nott (Treasurer at Green Party of England and Wales), Richard Tice (Leader at Reform UK), and Amy Killen (Campaigns Manager at Women's Equality Party)
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
25 May 2021
Inquiry The Work of the Electoral Commission
Witnesses Britain Stronger in Europe, Vote Leave, Yes Scotland Ltd, Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC (Former member at Independent Commission on Referendums), Rt Hon Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston (Former member at Independent Commission on Referendums), Dr Alan Renwick (Deputy Director at Constitution Unit, University College London), and Barry Ryan (Principal Officer, Franchise Unit at Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage of the Republic of Ireland)
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
TEC0043 - The Work of the Electoral Commission
Witnesses The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
TEC0041 - The Work of the Electoral Commission
Witnesses Professor Toby James (Professor of Politics and Public Policy and Deputy Director of the Electoral Integrity Project at University of East Anglia)
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
TEC0040 - The Work of the Electoral Commission
Witnesses Dr Samuel Power (Lecturer, University of Sussex)
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Written Evidence

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