Coalition proposals to reform the constitution

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Electoral reform. Seen as undemocratic.
May 2011 alternative vote referendum voted no.
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Fixed-term parliaments. Took way Prime Ministers power to determine the dates of general elections.
2010 fixed term parliament act, elections every 5 years.
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House of Lords reform. Seen as undemocratic.
Legislation was to be introduced to create a partly or fully elected chamber, didn’t happen.
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A British Bill of Rights. To be introduced outside the control of the European Court of Human Rights.
Did not happen but Conservatives have been re-elected in 2015 and are still proposing this.
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Equal constituency sizes. To ensure fair voting.
2011 began process of redrawing but was unable to be implemented in coalition, but have proposed again now that they’re re-elected.
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Recall of MPs. Vote on whether to ‘recall’ MPs who abuse their position.
Implemented in March 2015.
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Devolution. Promise for more devolved power to Scotland and Wales.
February 2011 Wales more powers referendum - yes, 2014 Scottish independence referendum - no
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European Union. Transfer of sovereignty to the EU would only take place with a yes vote in a referendum.
Vetoed in 2014.
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Elected mayors. Referendums for further mayors in major cities.
Bristol voted yes, Manchester voted no.
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Fixed-term parliaments. Took way Prime Ministers power to determine the dates of general elections.

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2010 fixed term parliament act, elections every 5 years.

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House of Lords reform. Seen as undemocratic.

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A British Bill of Rights. To be introduced outside the control of the European Court of Human Rights.

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Equal constituency sizes. To ensure fair voting.

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