London has one of the lowest voter registration rates across the UK regions and nations. Trust for London, on behalf of the Citizenship and Integration Initiative, and the UK Democracy Fund, set up by the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, have come together to support comprehensive research into the mechanisms that can facilitate equal, inclusive, representative civic and democratic participation as part of the London Voices project.
The project's research partner – the Young European Network at the 3 Million – is launching the London Voices survey at the beginning of July. It aims to understand how civil society and community organisations support the civic and democratic participation of various under-represented communities in London, the impact of recent events, current and upcoming legislation, priority needs as well as opportunities to collaborate and coordinate on civic and democratic reform.
Are you trying to influence the Labour Party and its policy? The consultation precedes the primary work of the NPF through its policy commissions so it's a good early opportunity to influence.
The Evidence for Equality National Survey is now open, run by the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity in collaboration with Operation Black Vote. The survey aims to discover the impact of COVID-19 and the lockdowns, on the lives of people from ethnic and religious minority groups. Filling out the survey takes around half an hour and you can do it online or over the phone.
The Commons Procedure Committee is inquiring into how the procedures of the House of Commons engage with the UK’s territorial constitution. It’ll include how the committees in the devolved legislatures can better work together.
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