The Constitution Unit


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

17 January 2018

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In October 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. 


  • Prof Alan Renwick, Research Director for the Commission
  • Sir Joe Pilling, Chair of the Commission
  • Sue Inglish, Member of the Commission and Former Head of Political Programmes, Analysis, and Research at the BBC
  • Sue Baxter, Deputy Editor at The Sunday Times

Chair: Prof Meg Russell, Director of The Constitution Unit

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