Links

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Independent political bodies:

The Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission aims to ensure“integrity and public confidence in the democratic process”.

The Hansard Society

The Hansard Society describes itself as “the UK's leading independent, non-partisan political research and education charity”, whose main aim is to seek to improve democratic process and public participation in UK politics.

Better Government Initiative

The Better Government Initiative was formed as a response to widespread concerns about the practical difficulties which government today faces as it seeks to run the country against a background of rapid change.

The Constitution Unit at UCL

The Constitution Unit at UCL is the UK's foremost independent research body on constitutional change. It is part of the UCL School of Public Policy.

Power 2010

"POWER2010 is a unique campaign to give everyone the chance to have a say in how our democracy works for us".

Electoral Reform Society

"The Electoral Reform Society is an independent campaigning organisation working to make politics better".

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Useful websites:

Theyworkforyou

TheyWorkForYou is a website dedicated to increasing the transparency of government activity, by publishing information such as voting decisions of individual MPs, written questions and Commons debates. It also enables any citizen to find out the parliamentary activity undertaken by their own MP.

Lords of the Blog

Blog written by various peers giving a fascinating insight into the goings on of the upper house.

Tutor2u

Political blog, particularly useful as a resource for students and teachers.

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British institutions:

UK Parliament

The UK Parliament’s official website, containing factual information, as well as a huge number of reports and publications regarding all aspects of Parliament and its internal organs.

The Cabinet office

The official website of the Cabinet Office, providing information relating to the workings of the office and its relationship to the Prime Minister and his Cabinet.

Civil Service

The official website of the Civil Service.

The British Monarchy

The official website of the British Monarchy.

The UK Supreme Court

The UK’s final court of appeal for civil cases since its enactment in 2009.

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European institutions:

European Parliament

The official website of the European Parliament - the only directly-elected body of the EU.

European Council

The official website of the European Council, whose role is to set the political agenda and direction of the EU.

Council of the European Union

The offical website of the Council of the European Union - the main decision-making body of the EU.

European Commission

The official website of the European Commission - the EU's executive body

Council of Europe

The official website of the Council of Europe, a seperate body entirely to the EU which aims to promote certain democratic values and principles throughout Europe.

European Court of Human Rights

The official website of the European Court of Human rights, an international court which rules by interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Constitution Society events:

SPADA debate

A debate on the need for a written constitution hosted by SPADA, a professional services PR company. Speakers at the debate were Richard Gordon QC, Sir Christopher Foster, Iain McLean and Bill Cash. See the full debate herePart 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9

Renewing Democracy debate

Event hosted by The Constitution Society on the subject of Renewing Democracy. Speaking at thie event were Douglas Carswell, Polly Toynbee and Ben Wilson. See the full event herePart 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12

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