19 Dec 2012
Jenny Watson, Chair of the Electoral Commission, said: “This afternoon the Government announced that the Electoral Registration and Administration (ERA) Bill is scheduled to be debated on 14 January 2013. This is welcome news.
“We have warned previously that it is essential the ERA Bill makes progress early in the New Year and will be monitoring it closely.”
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Notes to editor
- The Electoral Commission is an independent body set up by the UK Parliament. Our aim is integrity and public confidence in the UK’s democratic process. We regulate party and election finance and set standards for well-run elections and are responsible for the conduct and regulations of referendums held under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (2000).