The Constitution Unit


Independent Commission on Referendums

Independent Commission on ReferendumsIndependent Commission on Referendums

The Constitution Unit has established an Independent Commission on Referendums, to review the role of referendums in British democracy and consider how the rules and practice could be improved. 

The 12 distinguished Commission members include two former cabinet-level ministers, four other current and former parliamentarians, the former Chair of the Electoral Commission and a former head of political programming at the BBC. Others are leaders in the fields of political theory, media standards and public opinion. They represent a range of political opinions, with expertise extending across all major UK referendums of recent years.

The Commission will deliberate over 8 months, take evidence, and produce a report and detailed recommendations in summer 2018. See below for further details on the Commission’s remit, membership and work.

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