Dawn Butler MP speaks at the Electoral Commission Notice debate

The government recently brought a strategy and policy statement to the House of Commons in a blatant attempt to try and direct the work of the Electoral Commission ahead of a General Election.

I am concerned that the Conservative Party are engaged in a brute force attempt to overhaul our electoral rules to give themselves an advantage in any coming election.

They know they are behind in the polls so will stop at nothing.

This draft strategy and policy statement undermines the independence of the Electoral Commission and is an attempt to avoid accountability and transparency.

I called on the government to withdraw the motion. Watch my full speech here:

Dawn Butler