The independent elections watchdog
and regulator of party and election finance

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Governance and decision making

In this section, you can find out about how we are governed and how key decisions are made.

Commission Board

Our Commissioners meet on an approximately monthly basis to discuss and review the way we deliver our strategy and priorities. These meetings are attended by all ten of our Commissioners and our Executive Team.

Read more on our Commission Board page

Speaker's Committee

The Speaker's Committee was established by the same Act of Parliament that created the Electoral Commission. We report to the Committee every year with our estimate of income and expenditure, together with our five-year corporate plan.

Read more on our Speaker's Committee page

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee offers objective advice and ensures our risk, control and governance processes are as efficient, effective and economic as possible.

Read more on our Audit Committee page

Parliamentary Parties Panel and Panels for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

The Parliamentary Parties Panel (PPP) was set up to allow political parties to let us know about matters affecting them.

Read more our Parliamentary Parties Panel page

There are similar panels set up for the Northern Ireland Assembly, Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly.

Parliamentary Advisory Group

The Parliamentary Advisory Group (PAG) is made up of senior politicians. We use their expertise to help us consider a range of issues. The group has no formal status, unlike the Parliamentary Parties Panel.

Read more on our Parliamentary Advisory Group page

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