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My 20 years of campaigning for votes at 16

This is a guest post from Kelly Harris, a qualified youth worker who has worked with children and young people for 20 years across Wales.  I still find it hard to believe that it has been...

Posted 26 Apr 2021

Wales will be a better and stronger place for including young people in the democratic process

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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Only real local democracy can rebuild our communities

The last twelve months have changed the way many of us think about our everyday lives. The lockdowns necessitated by the pandemic have made the world feel smaller and turned many people’s minds to a...

Posted 09 Apr 2021

The average Scottish local authority is 50 times bigger than the EU average