COMMONS

MPs to question experts on voting reforms and constituency boundary changes

23 July 2010

The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee will continue its examination of the government’s proposals for voting and parliamentary reform in a session on Tuesday 27 July in Committee Room 16 in the House of Commons

Evidence session on Tuesday 27 July

The Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill and the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill to implement these proposals have been published.

The meeting will be in two parts: at 10 am, the Committee will explore the government’s proposals to make all parliamentary constituencies roughly the same size in terms of numbers of voters. Topics will include the potential political impact of the government’s proposals and the practical implications of implementing them.

Witnesses:

  •  Professor Ron Johnston, Professor of Geography, University    
     of Bristol 
  •  Robin Gray, former Boundary Commissioner for England

At 11 am, the Committee will look at the proposed referendum on the Alternative Vote. Topics will include the merits or otherwise of the Alternative Vote system, the proposed date of the referendum, and issues around campaigning and funding rules.

Witnesses:

  • Professor Patrick Dunleavy, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, LSE
  • Justin Fisher, Professor of Political Science, Brunel University

Watch the meeting live: Parliament TV

For more information about the inquiry, or to send in your own views, visit http://bit.ly/pcrcvpr

Image: PA 

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