Voting by Convicted Prisoners: Summary of Evidence - Political and Constitutional Reform Committee Contents

The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee

The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to consider political and constitutional reform.

Current membership

Mr Graham Allen MP (Labour, Nottingham North) (Chair)

Mr Christopher Chope MP (Conservative, Christchurch)

Sheila Gilmore MP (Labour, Edinburgh East)

Andrew Griffiths MP (Conservative, Burton)

Simon Hart MP (Conservative, Camarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)

Fabian Hamilton MP, (Labour, Leeds North East)

Tristram Hunt MP (Labour, Stoke on Trent Central)

Mrs Eleanor Laing MP (Conservative, Epping Forest)

Sir Peter Soulsby MP (Labour, Leicester South)

Mr Andrew Turner MP (Conservative, Isle of Wight)

Stephen Williams MP (Liberal Democrat, Bristol West)


The Committee's powers are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in Temporary Standing Order (Political and Constitutional Reform Committee). These are available on the Internet via


The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the internet at A list of Reports of the Committee in the present Parliament is at the back of this volume.

The Reports of the Committee, the formal minutes relating to that report, oral

evidence taken and some or all written evidence are available in a printed volume.

Additional written evidence may be published on the internet only.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Steven Mark (Clerk), Lydia Menzies (Second Clerk), Hannah Stewart (Legal Specialist), Lorna Horton (Inquiry Manager), Emma Sawyer (Senior Committee Assistant), Annabel Goddard (Committee Assistant), Keith Pryke (Committee Support Assistant) and Rebecca Jones (Media Officer).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 6287; the Committee's email address is

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