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General Election: Corbyn allies call for Labour manifesto commitment to scrapping House of Lords

Statement from the Electoral Reform Society and Politics for the Many campaign for immediate release, 8th November 2019 Contact Jon Narcross – Communications Officer [email protected] / 07794728820 for more information or interview bids.  A Labour peer and other allies of Jeremy Corbyn have joined together to call for a ‘firm commitment’ to scrapping and replacing the unelected House of Lords if Labour wins power. The …

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Labour demands ‘democratic revolution’ as hundreds of campaigners gather to debate constitutional crisis

For immediate release – statement from the Electoral Reform Society and Politics for the Many For more information contact 07717211630 Photos available on request. Full speech below Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Jon Trickett MP made the call on Saturday at a landmark conference on democratic reform. In a speech to hundreds of democracy campaigners in Manchester [1], organised by trade …

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Peterloo 200 years on – speakers announced for conference on UK’s democratic crisis

Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Jon Trickett will address hundreds of activists, trade unionists and political figures at a major conference on Britain’s ‘democratic crisis’ this month.

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Figures reveal Lords becoming even more unrepresentative of the public

New research reveals that the House of Lords is becoming even more unrepresentative of voters – in contrast to the elected Commons – as calls grow for an overhaul of the chamber.

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‘This is What Democracy Looks Like’: Manchester conference to debate democracy 200 years on from Peterloo Massacre

Campaigners, trade unionists and political will unite to set out a vision for ‘real democracy’, at a major conference in Manchester marking the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.

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