Source of UK constitution

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  • Source of UK constitution
    • Statutes
      • Scotland act 1999 - Scottish Parliament gained legislative powers
      • Human Rights Act - codified EU convention of human rights into UK law
      • Fixed Term Parliament Act
      • Equal Franchise Act - voting rights for women
      • HoL Act 1999 - abolished hereditary peers, only 92
    • Conventions
      • Salisbury Convention - HoL cannot block any legislation
      • Collective responsibility members of Govt. must support official policy, or else resign or face dismissal
    • Principles
      • Rule of law established equality and legislation
      • O'Donnell Rules 2010 - establishes how a coalition is formed
    • Common law
      • Prerogative powers
      • European Convention on Human Rights - became UK law

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