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STV: a 200-year quest for fair voting

This December, the UK we will be voting in yet another general election using First Past the Post – a system where one party can gain an overall majority of seats with only 35% to...

Posted 27 Nov 2019

Thomas Wright Hill

What happens at the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland?

On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October, The Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland kicked off at the Grosvenor Hotel in Edinburgh, with one hundred people from across the country meeting for the first time. The Assembly...

Posted 25 Nov 2019

What kind of country are we seeking to build

How do you register to vote and when do you have to do it by?

Whilst registration statistics have gone dramatically up since the date for the next general election became official, arguably the level of first-time registration may be being overstated. The statistics we are given tell us the...

Posted 13 Nov 2019

To vote you must be registered by the 26th of November

What is tactical voting and why is it bad for democracy?

In a Westminster election, tactical voting takes place when a voter chooses a candidate whom they wouldn’t normally support, in order to prevent another candidate from winning. For example, if you want to vote for...

Posted 12 Nov 2019

Voters shouldn’t have to change their behaviour to work around first past the post’s failings

What is a hung parliament?

The date is set, and we’re off to the polls on the 12th of December. According to pollsters and analysts like Electoral Calculus, the chances of a ‘hung parliament’ in the next election are pretty...

Posted 06 Nov 2019

Hung parliaments aren't the problem Westminsters broken system is