The government is trying to sneakily force through plans to impose First Past the Post for Mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner elections – a move which would cast the views of voters on the...
Posted 16 Sep 2021
"With STV, we are trying to steal a march on other parties, while at the same time cooperating for the public good."
Posted 05 Aug 2021
The Prime Minister’s Levelling Up agenda – announced with great fanfare on Thursday – risks leaving swathes of the country ignored. In not very subtle terms, the PM suggested new powers would only go to ideologically-aligned parts of...
Posted 16 Jul 2021
We’re already seeing a plethora of rotten results – with parties taking nearly all the seats on a fraction of the vote.
Posted 07 May 2021
Millions of people went to the polls this Thursday in England and Wales to elect PCCs, plus Combined Authority mayors and the London mayor– using the Supplementary Vote system (SV).
Posted 07 May 2021
Over 12 million voters have a powerful voice today, with proportional representation used in Wales, Scotland and on the London Assembly.
Posted 06 May 2021
England is likely to see swathes of ‘one-party councils’ picked next week, under England and Wales’ one-party takes all local electoral system. Spread out over a whole council area, one party can get near 100%...
Posted 30 Apr 2021
May sees elections for around 5,000 seats in England, votes for the Mayor of London and London Assembly, the Senedd (Welsh Parliament), the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood), and Police and Crime Commissioner elections. Holyrood and the...
Posted 23 Apr 2021
This May, millions of Londoners will go to the polls to vote for the Mayor and the London Assembly. The London Assembly is the political body that holds the mayor to account and scrutinises their...
Posted 07 Apr 2021
England is blighted by local one-party states: areas where it too often feels like only one party can win, where parties control nearly all the seats – and where scrutiny is a shadow of what...
Posted 01 Apr 2021