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Elections Bill: Has the government jumped the gun?

Proposals to reform our election laws are like buses. You wait around ages for one and then two turn up at once. Earlier this week the government published its long-awaited Elections Bill – legislation they...

Posted 09 Jul 2021

Far from improving access to elections, the government’s own elections bill could leave millions shut out

ERS in the Press: March 2021

The warping effects of First Past the Post were in the news again this month, with the Times’ Patrick Maguire penning a piece on the ‘one-party fiefdoms’ that plague our politics. Darren Hughes, responded with...

Posted 15 Apr 2021

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Is the government’s Online Harms Bill fit for purpose?

By Akash Thiara, a Placement Student with the Electoral Reform Society from the University of Nottingham. After a long delay, the government has finally released plans to tackle ‘online harms’. The online harms bill, which...

Posted 04 Jan 2021

The government must be more transparent in what is meant by harmful content