Electoral Reform APPG

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

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To build alliances, strengthen parliamentary work towards proportional representation and broader electoral reform in the UK, and develop the evidence base.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Electoral Reform

1. Electoral Reform
21/04/2021 - APPGs


2. Electoral Reform
08/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

3. Hansard_Speeches object (288588)
08/06/2020 - Speeches


4. Hansard_Speeches object (288589)
08/06/2020 - Speeches


5. Hansard_Speeches object (288590)
08/06/2020 - Speeches


Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Electoral Reform

1. Reformed Annual Electoral Registration Canvas
21/10/2021 - Written Statements

1: brought in changes to the way in which the annual electoral registration canvass is conducted, streamlining - Speech Link

2. Automatic Electoral Registration
16/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: utility of electoral registers; to make provision for the sharing of data for the purposes of electoral registration; - Speech Link

3. Integrity of Electoral Processes
21/10/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: with the late Robin Cook to reform the Commons—successfully—and try to reform this House, not quite so successfully - Speech Link
2: in 2005. We worked together on many aspects of reform to your Lordships’ House, seeking, as he said, - Speech Link
3: I should like to pick up on the issue of electoral integrity in a different way. Next year, we will - Speech Link

4. Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2019
09/09/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: the Government of Wales Act 2006 in respect of electoral registration officers. It also makes clear how - Speech Link
2: through Parliament to allow it to conform with the Electoral Commission’s timetable for completion of voter - Speech Link
3: but grew as I read an Electoral Commission report. I am grateful to the Electoral Commission for its recent - Speech Link

5. Representation of the People (Annual Canvass) (Amendment) Regulations 2019
31/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: canvass is an information-gathering exercise which electoral registration officers, appointed by local authorities - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Electoral Reform
1. Leasehold: Reform
asked by: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
... whether the Government plans to reform leasehold arrangements for existing leaseholders.

2. Bail: Reform
asked by: Lord Kennedy of Southwark
... when their proposed reforms to the pre-charge bail process will be implemented.

3. Leasehold: Reform
asked by: Mike Amesbury
... when the Government plans to publish the draft Leasehold Reform Bill.

4. Marriage: Reform
asked by: Baroness Blackstone
... and (2) what consideration they have given to doing so on an interim basis.

5. Agriculture: Reform
asked by: Lord Greaves
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed schemes to encourage new entrants into farming will provide new funding for county and unitary authorities to acquire more land to add to existing county farm estates; and whether they are discouraging local authorities from any further disposal of county farms.

Latest Questions
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9 Current APPG Officers
Wendy Chamberlain Portrait
Wendy Chamberlain
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - North East Fife
Joined: 21st April 2021
Lord Northbrook Portrait
Lord Northbrook
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 21st April 2021
Paul Blomfield Portrait
Paul Blomfield
Labour - Sheffield Central
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alex Sobel MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 8295.

Email: alex.sobel.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Natasha Fox, Electoral Reform Society, 15 Blue Lion Place, London SE1 4PU . Tel: 0203 967 1884

Email: Natasha.fox@electoral-reform.org.uk


The Electoral Reform Society and Make Votes Matter jointly act as the group's secretariat. https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk and https://www.makevotesmatter.org.uk/

Group's Website:


Benefits in Kind
11 Feb 2021
The Electoral Reform Society
Joint Secretariat   From : 11/02/2021 To : 10/02/2022
11 Feb 2021
Make Votes Matter
Joint Secretariat   From : 11/02/2021 To : 10/02/2022

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Electoral Reform APPG

Former APPG Officers
Owen Paterson Portrait
Owen Paterson
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Shropshire
Joined: 21st April 2021
Departed: 21st April 2021