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We must end the link between safe seats and second jobs

The most revealing type of political scandal is not the one where rules have been broken, but the ones where they haven’t. Where crisis has erupted over conduct that sits very comfortable within current parliamentary...

Posted 26 Nov 2021

Almost all MPs with a majority of their income from 2nd jobs have majorities bigger than 17,000

COP26 shows we need to democratise to decarbonise

In the run up to the COP26 climate change conference, a coalition of leading democracy organisations joined together on a campaign to put strong democracy at the heart of any response. Its message was clear;...

Posted 26 Nov 2021

Democratise to Decarbonise Protest

Was there a referendum on proportional representation?

We have long argued for the need to replace the failing First Past the Post (FPTP) Westminster system with a fairer proportional system.  There is a common misconception (or a more cynical misrepresentation) that the...

Posted 28 Oct 2021

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