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Government backtracks on new voter registration rules

Government backtracks on new voter registration rules

While supporting the introduction of individual elector registration and playing a key role in persuading the government to introduce it in the first place, Unlock Democracy has grave concerns regarding the government's plans to introduce it - in particular its plans to create a legal right to "opt out" of registering to vote...

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Influencing Parliament

Influencing Parliament

Unlock Democracy has an enviable record of parliamentary lobbying both in terms of influencing specific bills and contributing to the wider policy debates in select committees. We are one of the organisations that most frequently gives evidence to select committees.

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The Sustainable Communities Act - the story so far

Unlock Democracy's Local Works project has successfully changed the law - twice - and forced dozens of community lead policy proposals onto the government's agenda thanks to an innovative piece of legislation, the Sustainable Communities Act.

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Tackling Voter Fraud

Tackling Voter Fraud

Unlock Democracy successfully lobbied for the introduction of individual voter registration, to increase ballot security.

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Stopping MPs’ Expenses Secrecy

Stopping MPs’ Expenses Secrecy

Unlock Democracy spearheaded the campaign against the Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill in 2007, which was designed to exempt Members of Parliament (including their expenses) from the Freedom of Information Act. Two years later, we were at the forefront of the campaign to stop similar government plans. Eventually a full...

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