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18:00 - 19:30 11 July 2018

The Future of Referendums in the UK


Council Room | Rubin Building (link Map)
29–30 Tavistock Square | London | WC1 | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Sir Joe Pilling, Chair of the Commission
Dr Alan Renwick, Research Director for the Commission, The Constitution Unit
Jenny Watson, Former Chair of the Electoral Commission
Deborah Mattinson, Pollster and co-founder of BritainThinks
Prof Robert Hazell (Chair), Professor of Government and the Constitution, The Constitution Unit

The Future of Referendums in the UK: Launch of the Report of the Independent Commission on Referendums

In October 2017 the Constitution Unit established the Independent Commission on Referendums to review the role and conduct of referendums in the UK. The Commission met over eight months, took evidence, deliberated, and has now produced a detailed report containing comprehensive recommendations.

At this seminar, held to mark the report’s launch, the Chair, Research Director and members of the Commission will discuss the recommendations and how they were reached, and consider what can now be done to take the proposals forward and thereby improve the future practice of referendums.


Rachel Cronkshaw