MPs discuss Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation & Reduction of Voting Age)

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Hi Everyone,

On Wednesday 20 July at approximately 12.40pm, there will be a Ten Minute Rule in the House of Commons on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation & Reduction of Voting Age).

The Motion has been put forward by Caroline Lucas MP.


The Motion
That leave be given to bring in a bill to amend the Representation of the People Acts to provide for the introduction of proportional representation as a method for electing Members of the House of Commons; to reduce the voting age to 16 in all UK elections and referendums; and for connected purposes.

You can watch live or catch-up later on Parliament TV.


What is a Ten Minute Rule Bill?

Ten Minute Rule Bills are a type of Private Members' Bill that are introduced in the House of Commons under Standing Order No 23.

The ten minute rule allows a backbench MP to make his or her case for a new Bill in a speech lasting up to ten minutes. An opposing speech may also be made before the House decides whether or not the Bill should be introduced. If the MP is successful the Bill is taken to have had its first reading.

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