Good Lords! Government defeated on Elections
Our democracy now in MP's hands. Support Best for Britain's
campaign to protect democracy now.
The Lords today amended the Elections Bill to protect free and fair
elections in the UK by upholding the independence of the Electoral
Commission. Now it goes back to the Commons for MPs to vote later this
Best for Britain supported the amendment, and coordinated with
Lords and opposition parties to get it passed. So
it's thanks to YOU that we stand a chance of
protecting our democracy.
Under clauses originally in the Bill, Ministers want to be
given new and unchecked powers over the Electoral Commission, leaving
it open to undue influence and undermining free and fair elections in
Ministers are senior members of the governing political party,
so giving them control over the elections watchdog is like putting a
fox in charge of the hen house. It is a brazen attempt from
this government to give themselves unfair advantage over opposition
parties during elections.
The Lords have given MPs another chance to decide whether they
support free and fair elections, or whether they’re willing to give a
greater sense of impunity to a government already guilty of breaking
their own laws.
We have to reach MPs and their constituents in greater numbers
than we already have. Our team will continue lobbying MPs and Lords
directly, and a contribution from you will make sure we can
help hundreds more people contact their MPs.
your contribution to the fund now, if you can.
CEO, Best for
PS. Thank you for your support, your campaigning actions no
matter how you have taken part have got us this far. Take the next,
most vital step, and
contribute to the campaign fund now.