Constitutional changes post 1997

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Last updated: October 19, 2020
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When Tony Blair's government entered number 10 there were demands for _____________
New Labour worked with the pressure group ______ __ who wanted more open democracy and a stronger garuntees of citizens rights.
Charter 88
In which UK country was there most pressure for change?
All but how many hereditary peers were removed in 1997?
Most peers were now ____ _____
Life peers
Electoral reform was introduced in each of the devolved bodies and in the ________ __________ elections
European parliament
Where was demand for devolution weakest?
The anomaly that scottish MP's at Westminster were able to vote on purely English matters yet English MP's could not vote on purely scottish issues was called the what?
West Lothian Question
What act incorperated the european convention on human rights into UK statute law?
Human rights act
Before the creation of the supreme court, what were the senior judges known as?
Law lords
Where did they sit?
The house of Lords
During the coalition, a rebellion of 91 backbench Conservative MP's blocked what change?
Elected house of Lords
In return the liberal democrats blocked a proposed reduction of the number of what?
Seats in the house of commons
What electoral system did the government call a refurrendum on?
Alternative vote
What percentage of people voted against this?
One of the extra powers Scotland gained from devolution was the right to set its own rate of _____ ___
Income tax
What was the Conservative party's answer to the question Labour couldn't answer?
What was the name of the act that set government terms at 5 years?
Fixed term parliaments act
The coalition reformed the commons by ensuring that chairs of House of Commons select committees were to be chosen by who?
What major event was the first backbench business committee debate on?
The Hillsborough disaster
What percentage of constituants are required to sign a petition inorder to trigger a by-election if an MP refuses to step down?
What act introduced this rule?
Recall of MPs act
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