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New committee of MPs to hear evidence on electoral reform

16 July 2010

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The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee is to hold its opening panel session on electoral reform on 22 July.

The newly created Political and Constitutional Reform Committee will hold its first public hearing on Thursday into the government’s proposal to hold a referendum on changing the way in which MPs are elected to the Alternative Vote (AV).

The session is also likely to touch on the government’s proposal to have fewer MPs representing more equal numbers of electors, and to have fixed-term parliaments of five years.

The session will take place on Thursday 22 July, at 10.00 am, in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House. The witnesses will be:

  •  Peter Facey, Unlock Democracy 
  •  Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky 
  •  Dr Martin Steven, Electoral Reform Society.

Previous Meeting

In its first oral evidence session on Thursday 15 July, the committee questioned Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister, about the government’s programme of constitutional reform, including the government’s plans for a referendum on AV, for fewer MPs representing more equally sized constituencies, and for fixed-term parliaments.

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