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Seminar at The Constitution Unit, UCL

Wednesday 17 January 2018, at 13:00: Council Room, The Constitution Unit, The Rubin Building, UCL, 29/30 Tavistock Square, LONDON WC1H 9QU

The Independent Commission on Referendums:         who, what, why and how

Dr Alan Renwick, Research Director for the Commission
Sir Joe Pilling, Chair of the Commission
Deborah Mattinson, Member of the Commission
Chair:  Professor Meg Russell, Director of The Constitution Unit
In October 2017 the Constitution Unit launched an Independent Commission on Referendums, to review the role of referendums in British democracy and consider how their rules and practice could be improved.  The Commission is meeting monthly, and intends to report in the summer of 2018.  At this seminar the chair and members of the Commission will discuss their task, how they are setting about it, and the input they need from other experts and the public to ensure the Commission draws on the widest possible evidence base.


See further information on McDougall Trust's support for the Constitution Unit's research project on Improving Discourse during Election and Referendum Campaigns - Research  


McDougall Trust's Research and Information Workshops, initiated in March 2009, have covered a wide range of topical as well as historical subjects within McDougall's charitable focus of electoral democracy.

For details of topics and speakers at past events organised solely or jointly by McDougall, including notes on key messages and videos on YouTube, click the Past Workshops link.

For details of Workshop-related abstracts, slides and other resources including videos on YouTube, click the Publications / Papers, Videos link.



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