In his role as Minister for the Constitution, Chris hosted the inaugural Electoral Summit on 11 December 2017.
The Summit brought together expert members from around the United Kingdom, including representatives from SOLACE, Electoral Commission, Association of Electoral Administrators and the Scottish Assessors Association, to provide additional impetus to the democratic engagement agenda.
This forum discussed a range of electoral matters, focusing in particular on how the government and the electoral community can best work together to promote democratic engagement, tackle electoral fraud and further modernise the electoral system.
"Our partners in the electoral community play a vital role in identifying opportunities for engaging under-registered and vulnerable groups. I am delighted to launch the first Electoral Summit as part of our commitment to engaging with these key organisations.
This is imperative to help realise our ambitious aim of making the General Election in 2022 the most inclusive to date."
This work is guided by Sir Eric Pickles’ comprehensive review, which made a number of recommendations for strengthening the integrity of the electoral process.
In his role as a Minister, Chris is responsible for democratic engagement and electoral reform and is looking at ways to make voting easier and more accessible to all of the electorate.