Tag Archives: Electoral Reform

Six months until the election: we look at the polls

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How accurate have voting intention polls been in past elections?

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Boris fever highlights the undemocratic nature of ‘safe seats’

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As the case of Boris Johnson demonstrates, safe seats are treated like aristocratic estates.

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The Maria Miller affair shows we need the right to recall MPs

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Politics is not a one every five years business. Democracy shouldn’t be either.

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4 ideas to make our political system more democratic

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TweetThe Telegraph reported yesterday that a House of Commons committee has called for the abolition of the monarchy’s role in signing off new laws. The Political and Constitutional Reform committee said that the role of the monarchy in giving approval to new legislation was “arcane and complex”. The Queen and Prince Charles are still asked […]

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Where next on boundaries?

Following last night’s defeat of the government’s plans to cut the number of MPs from 650 to 600, Katie Ghose looks at what’s next in the debate on boundaries.

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Labour must get back to its principles on Lords reform

There is a real danger political infighting around Lords reform may derail the process entirely, writes Katie Ghose, chief exec of the Electoral Reform Society.

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Tories threaten to ignore their mandate on Lords reform

In threatening to rebel over Lords reform, Tory backbenchers are forcing the government to renege on both manifesto promises and the coalition agreement.

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AV, Europe, Scotland… Where’s Cameron’s consistency on referendums?

Membership of the EU, Scottish independence, electoral reform… Alex Hern looks at David Cameron’s inconsistency on whether referendums are good or not.

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Blunkett admits AV cost claims were “made up”

David Blunkett admits today the No campaign’s claims about the cost of the reform were “made up”. Vote Yes to AV today to end this kind of politics.

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