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Intimidation of Parliamentary candidates: evidence sessions

The Committee is currently gathering evidence and views as part of its review on the intimidation of Parliamentary candidates.

The Committee has issued a call for evidence and invites contributions from anyone with an interest in these issues by 8 September 2017.

In addition, the Committee will be holding oral evidence sessions in the Macmillan Room in Portcullis House, Westminster on Thursday 14th September 2017.

Session 1 - Police and Security 14:40 - 15:30

Note: This session will not be open to the public given the nature of material to be discussed.


  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Director of Security, Houses of Parliament
  • The National Police Chiefs’ Council
  • Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means, House of Commons

Session 2 - Political Parties 15:30 - 16:30

This session is open to the public and the media. A transcript will be made available on our website.


  • Rt Hon Sir Patrick McLoug​h​lin MP: Chair, Conservative Party
  • Cat Smith MP: Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs), Labour Party
  • Baroness Brinton: President, Liberal Democrat Party

The Committee will also be holding a roundtable with invited contributors on 12th September, a summary of which will be posted on the Committee’s website after the event.

Find out more or submit evidence to this review.


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