Elections Bill 2021-22


make provision about the administration and conduct of elections, including provision designed to strengthen the integrity of the electoral process; about overseas electors; about voting and candidacy rights of EU citizens; about the designation of a strategy and policy statement for the Electoral Commission; about the membership of the Speaker's Committee; about the Electoral Commission's functions in relation to criminal proceedings; about financial information to be provided by a political party on applying for registration; for preventing a person being registered as a political party and being a recognised non-party campaigner at the same time; about regulation of expenditure for political purposes; about disqualification of offenders for holding elective offices; about information to be included in electronic campaigning material; and for connected purposes.

What is this Bill?

The Elections Bill is a Government Bill tabled by a Minister of the Crown.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 05 July 2021 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

What type of Bill is this?

Government Bills are technically Presentation Bills, but the Government can use its legislative time to ensure the schedule of debates to scrutinise the Bill.

So is this going to become a law?

Though the Bill can be amended from its original form, the Bill will almost certainly be enacted in law before the end of the Session, or will be carried over to the subsequent Session.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Government Bills, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers All Bill Debates Debates Contributors

Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: 18 Jan 2022 - 1st reading (Lords)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords - 20%

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
18/01/2022
Briefing paper
13/01/2022
Explanatory Note
05/07/2021
Impact Assessment
05/07/2021

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

18/01/2022
1st reading (Lords)
18/01/2022
Bill
HL Bill 96 (as brought from the Commons)
18/01/2022
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard
18/01/2022
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
17/01/2022
3rd reading (Commons)
17/01/2022
Report stage (Commons)
17/01/2022
Programme motion
17/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 17 January 2022
17/01/2022
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 17 January 2022
17/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 17 January 2022 - large print
17/01/2022
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - REVISED - 17 January 2022
14/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 14 January 2022
13/01/2022
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on the Bill
13/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 13 January 2022
12/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 12 January 2022
11/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 11 January 2022
10/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 January 2022
06/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 6 January 2022
07/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 7 December 2021
01/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 December 2021
30/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 30 November 2021
29/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 29 November 2021
24/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 November 2021
23/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 November 2021
16/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 16 November 2021
10/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 November 2021
29/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 29 October 2021
28/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 28 October 2021
27/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Bond (EB14)
27/10/2021
Bill
Bill 178 2021-22 (as amended in Committee)
27/10/2021
Bill
Bill 178 2021-22 (as amended in Committee) (large print)
27/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 27 October 2021
27/10/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 26 October at Public Bill Committee Stage
26/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 October 2021
25/10/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee
22/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Liberal Democrats (EB10)
22/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Labour Unions - National TULO (National Trade Union & Labour Party Liaison Organisation (EB11)
22/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the League Against Cruel Sports (EB12)
22/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (EB13)
22/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 October 2021
22/10/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 21 October 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
21/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 October 2021
21/10/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 21 October at Public Bill Committee Stage
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Antisemitism Policy Trust (EB06)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Royal National Institute of Blind People, Age UK, Business Disability Forum, Leonard Cheshire, Sense & Royal National Institute for Deaf People (joint submission) (EB07)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Law Society of Scotland (further submission) (EB08)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by British in Europe (EB09)
20/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 October 2021
20/10/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 19 October 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
20/10/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee (up to clause 25)
19/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 October 2021
19/10/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee
18/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 18 October 2021
15/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2021
24/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 September 2021
23/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) (EB04)
23/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Ross Johnson (EB05)
23/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 September 2021
23/09/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 22 September 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
22/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 22 September 2021
21/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 21 September 2021
21/09/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee
20/09/2021
Instruction
20/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 September 2021
17/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Law Society of Scotland (EB03)
17/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Kate Dommett, University of Sheffield (EB01)
17/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Professor Justin Fisher, Brunel University (EB02)
17/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 17 September 2021
17/09/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 16 September 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
16/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 September 2021
16/09/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 15 September 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
15/09/2021
Committee stage (Commons)
15/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 September 2021
14/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 14 September 2021
13/09/2021
Press notices
Have your say on the Elections Bill
07/09/2021
2nd reading (Commons)
07/09/2021
Programme motion
07/09/2021
Money resolution
07/09/2021
Commons Hansard Daily Report
2nd reading - Commons Hansard link
01/09/2021
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
20/07/2021
Human rights memorandum
Human Rights Memorandum from the Cabinet Office
05/07/2021
1st reading (Commons)
05/07/2021
Bill
Bill 138 2021-22 (as introduced)
05/07/2021
Bill
Bill 138 2021-22 (as introduced) - large print
05/07/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 138 EN 2021-22
05/07/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 138 EN 2021-22 - large print
05/07/2021
Impact Assessments
Impact assessment from the Cabinet Office
05/07/2021
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment from the Cabinet Office
05/07/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Cabinet Office
05/07/2021
Impact Assessments
Equality Impact Assessment from the Cabinet Office