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Lesley Riddoch’s State of Scottish Democracy lecture

Thank you to everyone who made it along to hear author and broadcaster, Lesley Riddoch, present the second of our annual ERS State of Scottish Democracy lecture.   We are pleased to publish a video of...

Posted 28 Sep 2023

Lesley Riddoch

New rules see Mayors elected without majority support

Coverage of the local elections has been dominated by punditry over what the results mean for next year’s general election and the government’s controversial voter ID scheme, which saw countless people turned away from casting...

Posted 10 May 2023

A backward step for local democracy