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- AGM 2012 Report back from local groups
For our AGM 2012 we asked local groups we worked with during the year to provide us with a short report on their activities for the year. Here is what they had to say:
- The Labour-Union link - a question of transparency
We'veve looked at the joining forms of Labour-affiliated trade unions, to see how explicitly they affiliation fees and their relationship with Labour is described.
- Annual report 2011/2012
Our annual report for 2011-2012.
- Letter to Mark Harper regarding Lobbying Consultation Submissions
- Letter from Cabinet Office regarding Lobbying Consultation
The letter Unlock Democracy received in response to its initial complaint regarding the Cabinet Office's refusal to recognise the 1,337 people who submitted their own views to the government separately as part of an Unlock Democracy campaign to encourage participation.
- Freedom of Information Request Response from the Cabinet Office
Can you please supply me with the number of responses to the consultation on proposals for a statutory register of lobbying that were sent to the xxxxx email address.
- Open Up Lobbying: joint letter to Mark Harper
A letter to the minister in charge of constitutional and political reform Mark Harper calling for the government to strengthen its lobbying transparency proposals.
- Lobbying register sample filing
We are lobbyists ourselves. We understand the importance of lobbying in informed decision-making. But we want to see it conducted transparently, including our own lobbying. A comprehensive register needn’t be overly bureaucratic. This is what a sample entry might look like.
- Taking the Initiative: The case for citizen-led decision making
In recent years, petitions and referenda have captured the public imagination like never before. But citizens have been left frustrated by the lack of a formal mechanism for acting upon their results. It is becoming increasingly obvious that we need to bridge the gap between the passion of citizen-led activism and the formality of the political process. In this pamphlet, politicians, thinkers and campaigners discuss ways in which we can do this whilst retaining the best aspects of both. With articles by Douglas Carswell MP, Bruno Kaufmann, Saira Khan, Prof Matt Qvortrup, Diana Wallis MEP and Derek Wyatt MP.
- A Woman’s Right to Stand
Should equal representation be guaranteed? Kitty Ussher MP and Jo Swinson MP Edited by Emily Robinson