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Best moment from this week’s PMQs


On tumblr we don’t have to have a reason for sharing…Because this is just awesome.

timrous-beastie:

Best moment from this week’s PMQs

On tumblr we don’t have to have a reason for sharing…Because this is just awesome.

It is like Parliament have been playing us for fools all these years making laws without accountability.There are a lot of ‘foolish’ ways to spend your money but donating to Lords Reform is not one of them.Please donate by visiting: http://unlockdemocracy.org.uk/aprilfoolsOr Take Action for #LordsReform - Write to the Party Leaders by visiting: http://ow.ly/vdcMA

It is like Parliament have been playing us for fools all these years making laws without accountability.

There are a lot of ‘foolish’ ways to spend your money but donating to Lords Reform is not one of them.

Please donate by visiting: http://unlockdemocracy.org.uk/aprilfools

Or Take Action for #LordsReform - Write to the Party Leaders by visiting: 
http://ow.ly/vdcMA

Who made it on to our pick of the best political blogs this week?
Check out this week’s round up of the best blogs tackling democratic reform.
http://unlockdemocracy.org.uk/blog/entry/blog-watch-friday-28th-october

Who made it on to our pick of the best political blogs this week?

Check out this week’s round up of the best blogs tackling democratic reform.

http://unlockdemocracy.org.uk/blog/entry/blog-watch-friday-28th-october

The League of Young Voters UK – Launched Today! And we are proud supporters
Today sees the exciting launch of the League of Young Voters. The League of Young Voters is a coalition of organisations who are working together to help combat the low levels of registration and turnout of young people in National and European elections. It brings together key stakeholders and supporters from across all four Nations who are working towards the same, clear targets:
1.5 million more young people join the electoral register
1.2 million more young people vote by the end of 2015 
At least 60% of 16 and 17 year olds voting in the Scottish Referendum 
A clear improvement in the way all major political parties communicate with young people
To achieve these goals, members of the League of Young Voters coalition will be running activities, events and stunts over the upcoming year, laying the foundations for a General Election campaign. 
We will be highlighting all the events and activities that young people can get involved in on our website; the link can be found below. 

The first big target for the League is to increase registration and turnout for the European elections, and to help with this we have today launched a European “Vote Match” tool. This tool is designed to help young potential voters discover which political parties are most closely aligned with their own views, on the issues that matter most to them. 
To use Vote Match, or simply to find out more about the League please visit www.leagueofyoungvoters.co.uk
Find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/leagueofyoungvotersuk 
Follow them on Twitter @youngvotersuk and join in using #votepower 
If you would like to join the League please e-mail hugo.brookes@byc.org.uk 
The League of Young Voters is chaired by the British Youth Council and supported by a steering group of The National Union of Students, Funky Dragon, the Northern Ireland Youth Forum, Bite the Ballot, and; the Scottish Youth Parliament.

The League of Young Voters UK – Launched Today! And we are proud supporters

Today sees the exciting launch of the League of Young Voters. The League of Young Voters is a coalition of organisations who are working together to help combat the low levels of registration and turnout of young people in National and European elections. It brings together key stakeholders and supporters from across all four Nations who are working towards the same, clear targets:

  • 1.5 million more young people join the electoral register
  • 1.2 million more young people vote by the end of 2015 
  • At least 60% of 16 and 17 year olds voting in the Scottish Referendum 
  • A clear improvement in the way all major political parties communicate with young people

To achieve these goals, members of the League of Young Voters coalition will be running activities, events and stunts over the upcoming year, laying the foundations for a General Election campaign. 

We will be highlighting all the events and activities that young people can get involved in on our website; the link can be found below. 

The first big target for the League is to increase registration and turnout for the European elections, and to help with this we have today launched a European “Vote Match” tool. This tool is designed to help young potential voters discover which political parties are most closely aligned with their own views, on the issues that matter most to them. 

To use Vote Match, or simply to find out more about the League please visit www.leagueofyoungvoters.co.uk

  • Find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/leagueofyoungvotersuk 
  • Follow them on Twitter @youngvotersuk and join in using #votepower 
  • If you would like to join the League please e-mail hugo.brookes@byc.org.uk 

The League of Young Voters is chaired by the British Youth Council and supported by a steering group of The National Union of Students, Funky Dragon, the Northern Ireland Youth Forum, Bite the Ballot, and; the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Spotlight on Parliament - Monday 10th March

Angela Eagle MP: How We Re-engage People With Politics

Pictures from our public meeting with Angela Eagle MP. Hansard Society’s Matt Korris and our Director Alexandra Runswick. The meeting was hosted at Portcullis House on Monday 24th February with Angela Eagle making a police announcement.

'Wright reforms' bite the dust
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26385359

Photo credit: http://www.markhermida.com/

Blog Watch - Friday 14th February
The #gagginglaw is supposed to provide more transparency on MPs, Lords, and ministers’ meetings with lobbying groups however what activities does the law actually cover?

The #gagginglaw is supposed to provide more transparency on MPs, Lords, and ministers’ meetings with lobbying groups however what activities does the law actually cover?

Ever voted? New to voting? Just come of age? Make sure you’re heard on election day by registering to vote this National Voter Registration Day on the 5/2/14
http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/
Be Heard and noticed and contribute to the debates that interest you#NVRD
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Ever voted? New to voting? Just come of age? Make sure you’re heard on election day by registering to vote this National Voter Registration Day on the 5/2/14

http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/

Be Heard and noticed and contribute to the debates that interest you#NVRD

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The proposed new Lobbying Register from part 1 of the Lobbying Bill is supposed to provide more transparency, yet would contain less information than current voluntary registers. The justification for this is that Ministerial diaries contain this information. Do they? #gagginglaw

The proposed new Lobbying Register from part 1 of the Lobbying Bill is supposed to provide more transparency, yet would contain less information than current voluntary registers. The justification for this is that Ministerial diaries contain this information. Do they? #gagginglaw