I am delighted to be chairing this important panel of inquiry looking at the conduct of candidates at election time in the UK.
John Mann Labour MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee Against Anti-Semitism has announced an All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry.
The purpose of the inquiry is to investigate and evaluate the effectives of existing lines of responsibility and accountability in managing elections. More specifically, charges of misconduct during elections with a particular focus on racism and discrimination.
I am convinced that in both learning from existing good practice and bringing new ideas to the fore we can change electoral conduct for the better. We will be taking evidence over the next few months and hope to report in the summer.
This inquiry should give confidence to constituents, clarity to candidates and we will establish a British model of electoral best practice.
If you would like to know more about the inquiry please visit this page: http://www.antisemitism.org.uk/parliament