Democracy and the Constitution APPG

First Registered: 21/04/2021 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To disseminate knowledge, generate debate, and facilitate engagement on democratic and constitutional issues amongst members of both houses of Parliament and the public.

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Recent Documents related to Democracy and the Constitution

1. Referendums and Democracy
05/06/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Russell Taylor | 5 June 2019 Referendums and Democracy QSD on 13 June 2019 This briefing identifies

2. Call for Evidence
16/11/2020 - Inquiry: The Government’s Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
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Found: evidence Written evidence - The Government’s Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission At the last election

3. The Government’s Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
22/09/2020 - Select Committee Inquiry

Found: committed, in its first year, to setting up a “Constitution, Democracy & Rights Commission” to look at “the

4. Referendums and Parliamentary Democracy
13/07/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Library Briefing Referendums and Parliamentary Democracy Debate on 19 July 2018 Summary This Lords Library

5. 1,000 young people to be trained as Democracy Ambassadors
13/08/2018 - Cabinet Office
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Found: 1,000 young people to be trained as Democracy Ambassadors - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Democracy and the Constitution

1. Constitution, Democracy and Human Rights Commission
14/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: committed to looking at the broader aspects of the constitution and the relationship between the Government - Speech Link
2: said:“In our first year we will set up a Constitution, Democracy & Rights Commission.” This - Speech Link
3: referendums should be used in our parliamentary democracy, perhaps by following some of the recommendations - Speech Link

2. Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission: Civil Society
14/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Her Majesty’s Government what plans the Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission has to engage with - Speech Link
2: commission will examine the broader aspects of the constitution in depth and develop proposals to restore trust - Speech Link
3: many special privileges and perks in the UK constitution. For example, the corporation has the unique - Speech Link

3. Referendums
13/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: House on the use of referendums in the British constitution because it is a very important issue. I know - Speech Link
2: the context of representative democracy. In a representative democracy, electors choose those who will - Speech Link
3: principle. If you look at different systems of democracy around the world, some are excellent with referendums - Speech Link

4. House of Lords and Machinery of Government: Consultation on Changes
15/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: (2) to await the outcome of the proposed Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission to inform, changes - Speech Link
2: form and scope of the commission on the constitution, democracy and rights. We will consult Select Committees - Speech Link
3: also need to look at the broader aspects of our constitution: the relationship between the Government, Parliament - Speech Link

5. Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010
29/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: jettison their manifesto commitment to a constitution, democracy and rights commission, where these issues - Speech Link
2: form and scope of the commission on the constitution, democracy and rights. However, we will consult Select - Speech Link
3: in July 2019, the Government responded to the Constitution Committee’s report, Parliamentary Scrutiny of - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Democracy and the Constitution
1. Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
asked by: Lord Young of Cookham
02/07/2020
... Democracy and Rights Commission; and what progress they have made in establishing that Commission.

2. Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
asked by: Dan Jarvis
20/05/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure reviews remain independent; and how review topics will be selected.

3. Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
asked by: Dan Jarvis
20/05/2021
... Democracy and Rights Commission.

4. Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
asked by: Wendy Chamberlain
13/07/2020
... Democracy and Human Rights.

5. Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
asked by: Wendy Chamberlain
13/07/2020
... Democracy and Human Rights will be determined.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Geraint Davies Portrait
Geraint Davies
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour (Co-op) - Swansea West
Joined: 21st April 2021
Lord Garnier Portrait
Lord Garnier
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
1 APPG Membership
Human Rights
Daisy Cooper Portrait
Daisy Cooper
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - St Albans
Joined: 21st April 2021
John Nicolson Portrait
John Nicolson
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Geraint Davies MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7166.

Email: geraint.davies.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Sam Fowles, Institute for Constitutional and Democratic Research, Cornerstone Barristers, 2-3 Gray’s Inn Square, London WC1R 5JH. Tel: 020 7242 4986

Email: sfowles@icdr.co.uk

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