To promote the virtues of exiting forms of first tier local authorities; to inform policy making and initiatives affecting first tier local authorities; and to stimulate debate on models of community governance.
1. International Day of Democracy
15/12/2021 - Lords Chamber
2. Election Campaign Finances: Regulation
08/07/2021 - Westminster Hall
3. Remote Participation in House of Commons Proceedings (Motion)
16/09/2020 - Commons Chamber
4. Principles of Democracy and the Rights of the Electorate
26/09/2019 - Commons Chamber
02/02/2021 - Commons Chamber
1. Covid-19: Local Democracy
03/06/2020 - Lords Chamber
1: assessment they have made of the operation of local democracy in the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic - Speech Link
2: Covid-19 pandemic can have on the operation of local democracy. With the devolved Administrations in Northern - Speech Link
3: are the Government doing to ensure that that local democracy is functioning? Councils’ activities seem to - Speech Link
2. Elections: May 2021
14/01/2021 - Lords Chamber
1: and secure elections are the cornerstone of any democracy, and Parliament’s decision, as set out in primary - Speech Link
2: technically allowed under Covid regulations. I thank local government officials, who have stepped up to the - Speech Link
3: and secure elections are the cornerstone of any democracy. The law is that these elections should go ahead - Speech Link
3. Elections Bill
07/09/2021 - Commons Chamber
1: work in Parliament is a key pillar of our democracy, a democracy that is underpinned by free and fair elections - Speech Link
2: the noble Lord Pickles said,“our well-respected democracy is at threat from unscrupulous people intent on - Speech Link
3: point that this scheme is underpinned by a free local voter card. I have already mentioned that 98% of - Speech Link
4. Cairncross Review
12/02/2019 - Commons Chamber
1: million in 2018. In the same period, circulation of local newspapers halved.As the review makes clear, there - Speech Link
5. Intimidation in Public Life
05/11/2019 - Written Statements
1: abuse, hatred, intimidation and violence. British democracy has always been robust and oppositional. But a - Speech Link
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