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Elections Act 2022

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2021-22

Bill (8)

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

HL Bill 153 Commons Disagreement, Amendments to the Words Restored to the Bill, Amendments in Lieu and Reason
27 April 2022
Lords
Bill 305 2021-22 (Lords Amendments)
26 April 2022
Commons
HL Bill 141 (as amended in Committee)
28 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96 (as brought from the Commons)
18 January 2022
Lords
Bill 178 2021-22 (as amended in Committee)
27 October 2021
Commons
Bill 178 2021-22 (as amended in Committee) (large print)
27 October 2021
Commons
Bill 138 2021-22 (as introduced)
5 July 2021
Commons
Bill 138 2021-22 (as introduced) - large print
5 July 2021
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Bill 305 EN 2021-22
26 April 2022
Commons
31 January 2022
Lords
Bill 138 EN 2021-22
5 July 2021
Commons
Bill 138 EN 2021-22 - large print
5 July 2021
Commons

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

Elections Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
20 January 2022
Lords
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Cabinet Office
5 July 2021
Commons

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

HL Bill 153-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons Amendments and Reason
27 April 2022
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 27 April 2022
27 April 2022
Commons
HL Bill 141-II Second marshalled list for Report
21 April 2022
Lords
HL Bill 141-I(Rev)(c) Amendment for Report (Supplementary to the Revised Marshalled List)
20 April 2022
Lords
HL Bill 141-I(Rev)(b) Amendment for Report (Supplementary to the Revised Marshalled List)
19 April 2022
Lords
HL Bill 141-I(Rev)(a) Amendment for Report (Supplementary to the Revised Marshalled List)
7 April 2022
Lords
HL Bill 141-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report
5 April 2022
Lords
HL Bill 141-I Marshalled list for Report
4 April 2022
Lords
HL Bill 141(d) Amendments for Report
1 April 2022
Lords
HL Bill 141(c) Amendments for Report
31 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 141(b) Amendments for Report
30 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 141(a) Amendments for Report
29 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96-VI Sixth marshalled list for Committee
24 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96-V Fifth marshalled list for Committee
21 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96-IV(a) Amendments for Committee (Supplementary to the Fourth Marshalled List)
18 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96-IV Fourth marshalled list for Committee
17 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96-III(a) Amendments for Committee (Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List)
16 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96-III Third marshalled list for Committee
15 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96-II(a) Amendments for Committee (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List)
14 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96-II Second marshalled list for Committee
11 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96-I(b) Amendments for Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
10 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96-I(a) Amendments for Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
9 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96-I Marshalled list for Committee
8 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96(g) Amendments for Committee
7 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96(f) Amendments for Committee
4 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96(e) Amendments for Committee
3 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96(d) Amendments for Committee
2 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96(c) Amendments for Committee
28 February 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96(b) Amendments for Committee
25 February 2022
Lords
HL Bill 96(a) Amendments for Committee
24 February 2022
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 17 January 2022
17 January 2022
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 17 January 2022 - large print
17 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 January 2022
14 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 13 January 2022
13 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 12 January 2022
12 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 January 2022
11 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 10 January 2022
10 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 6 January 2022
6 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 7 December 2021
7 December 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 December 2021
1 December 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 30 November 2021
30 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 29 November 2021
29 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 24 November 2021
24 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 November 2021
23 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 16 November 2021
16 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 10 November 2021
10 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 29 October 2021
29 October 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 28 October 2021
28 October 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 27 October 2021
27 October 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 October 2021
26 October 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 22 October 2021
22 October 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 October 2021
21 October 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 October 2021
20 October 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 October 2021
19 October 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 October 2021
18 October 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2021
15 October 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 24 September 2021
24 September 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 September 2021
23 September 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 22 September 2021
22 September 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 21 September 2021
21 September 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 September 2021
20 September 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 17 September 2021
17 September 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 September 2021
16 September 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 September 2021
15 September 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 September 2021
14 September 2021
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Michael Gove and selection of motions relating to Lords Amendments by the Speaker
27 April 2022
Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - REVISED - 17 January 2022
17 January 2022
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee
25 October 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee (up to clause 25)
20 October 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee
19 October 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee
21 September 2021
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 27 April 2022
27 April 2022
Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 17 January 2022
17 January 2022
Commons
All proceedings up to 26 October at Public Bill Committee Stage
27 October 2021
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Briefing Paper on progress of the Bill
5 April 2022
Commons
27 January 2022
Lords
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
1 September 2021
Commons

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

27th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
4 April 2022
Lords
21st Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
7 March 2022
Lords

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Have your say on the Elections Bill
13 September 2021
Commons

The Government human rights memorandum is prepared by the Government to assist the Joint Committee on Human Rights with its scrutiny of the Bill’s human rights implications.

Human Rights Memorandum from the Cabinet Office
20 July 2021
Commons

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Written evidence submitted by Bond (EB14)
27 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Liberal Democrats (EB10)
22 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Labour Unions - National TULO (National Trade Union & Labour Party Liaison Organisation (EB11)
22 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the League Against Cruel Sports (EB12)
22 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (EB13)
22 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Antisemitism Policy Trust (EB06)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Royal National Institute of Blind People, Age UK, Business Disability Forum, Leonard Cheshire, Sense & Royal National Institute for Deaf People (joint submission) (EB07)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Law Society of Scotland (further submission) (EB08)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by British in Europe (EB09)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) (EB04)
23 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Ross Johnson (EB05)
23 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Dr Kate Dommett, University of Sheffield (EB01)
17 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Professor Justin Fisher, Brunel University (EB02)
17 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Law Society of Scotland (EB03)
17 September 2021
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Impact Assessment - Elections Bill
18 January 2022
Lords
Impact Assessment from the Cabinet Office
5 July 2021
Equality Impact Assessment from the Cabinet Office
5 July 2021

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

Letter from Lord True to Keir Starmer MP regarding amendments in the House of Lords.
18 March 2022

Full transcripts

Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sittings so far
26 October 2021
Commons
26 October 2021
Commons
26 October 2021
Commons
21 October 2021
Commons
21 October 2021
Commons
19 October 2021
Commons
19 October 2021
Commons
22 September 2021
Commons
22 September 2021
Commons
16 September 2021
Commons
16 September 2021
Commons
15 September 2021
Commons
15 September 2021
Commons

Link to the relevant section in the Commons Hansard Daily Report

Commons 2nd reading

2nd reading - Commons Hansard link
7 September 2021
Commons

Commons Instruction

Instruction - Commons Hansard link
20 September 2021
Commons

Commons Report stage

Report stage - Commons Hansard link
17 January 2022
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

3rd reading - Commons Hansard link
17 January 2022
Commons

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

Consideration of Lords Amendments - Commons Hansard link
27 April 2022
Commons

Lords 1st reading

18 January 2022
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

23 February 2022
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Lords Hansard - Part 1
28 March 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 2
28 March 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 1
23 March 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 2
23 March 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 1
21 March 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 2
21 March 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 1
17 March 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 2
17 March 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 1
15 March 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 2
15 March 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 1
10 March 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 2
10 March 2022
Lords

Lords Report stage

25 April 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 1
6 April 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 2
6 April 2022
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

25 April 2022
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

27 April 2022
Lords

Royal Assent

28 April 2022

Lords 1st reading

Minutes of Proceedings
18 January 2022
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

Minutes of Proceedings
23 February 2022
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Minutes of Proceedings - Part 1
28 March 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 2
28 March 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 1
23 March 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings
23 March 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 1
21 March 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 2
21 March 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 1
17 March 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 2
17 March 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 1
15 March 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 2
15 March 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 1
10 March 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 2
10 March 2022
Lords

Lords Report stage

Minutes of Proceedings
25 April 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 1
6 April 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 2
6 April 2022
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

Minutes of Proceedings
25 April 2022
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Minutes of Proceedings
27 April 2022
Lords

Royal Assent

Minutes of Proceedings
28 April 2022