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England, give young people the vote like your neighbours

If you were a 16 or 17-year-old is Scotland, you probably felt quite annoyed at being left out of December’s General Election. If it had been a Scottish Parliament or Local Council Election you would have...

Posted 29 Jan 2020

A generation in England and Northern Ireland are being left behind

Aberdeen: What is Scotland’s Citizens’ Assembly?

On the 26th and 27th October 100 of Scotland’s citizens met to begin the six-month process of deliberating on the future of Scotland. The Citizens’ Assembly will provide the opportunity to democratically work through complex...

Posted 31 Oct 2019

Constitutional Convention

SNP delegates pack out ERS Scotland fringes

On Sunday at SNP spring conference, delegates showed their interest in a deliberative and local democracy by packing out 2 events hosted by ERS Scotland. The first, a discussion around the merits of citizens’ assemblies,...

Posted 01 May 2019

Citizen-led decision making was brought up again and again in fringes and on the conference floor