(708)  ELECTORAL COMMISSION BACKS GOULD REPORT

On 29 November 2007 the Electoral Commission announced that it would taking forward the recommendations made in the Gould Report on the Scottish elections fiasco of May 2007 (see previously Nos 644, 692; and also http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/media-centre/newsreleasecorporate.cfm/news/686 for the Commission’s press release).  In particular the Commission agrees that voter interests should always come first in planning election management.  But it will mull over a little longer Gould’s recommendation that control of elections in Scotland be transferred in toto from Westminster to Holyrood – is the Commission being nobbled, wonders Scots Law News.  

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