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The Local Democracy Bill must stem from more than just traditional consultation

Deepening democracy with Scotland’s Local Democracy Bill

Democracy isn’t static, it is a process. It isn’t always...

ERS Scotland

The ERS, democracy and the coronavirus crisis

ERS staff are, as you would imagine, working from home,...

Developments at the ERS
Assemblies can help set out a vision for change from the bottom up

Could the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland change how...

A new way of doing democracy is being trialled in...

Current Affairs Commentary

Parliament must ensure proper scrutiny amid coronavirus crisis

Parliament’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has identified the need...

Current Affairs Commentary
Tactical voting- A roll of the dice… but the house always wins

Little evidence to suggest that electoral pacts had...

Last week I wrote about tactical voting at the 2019...

Current Affairs Commentary
Why do they do it Because without the light of democratic scrutiny they can

Lording it over us: Peers’ expenses free-for-all continues

It’s a story we’ve heard too many times: unelected Lords...

Current Affairs Commentary
Voters are systematically ignored

Ignored and unrepresented: Report reveals how Westminster’s electoral...

Something is deeply wrong when over 70% of votes count...

Current Affairs Commentary
lets build a better democracy, where all our voices are heard

The movement for real democracy is growing –...

Sometimes it helps to let the facts speak for themselves....

Current Affairs Commentary
2019 General Election Report Share

Voters Left Voiceless – The 2019 General Election

For all the talk of December’s poll as a ‘People...

Current Affairs Commentary

Labour leadership candidates set out their stalls on...

Labour members have received their ballot papers and are voting...

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Peers’ daily allowance is to rise to £323 per day

Oh Lord… Defender of hereditary peers is made...

Last week’s government reshuffle saw some strange moves. Boris Johnson...

Current Affairs Commentary
Parties know they can’t just ignore an area or take others for granted

In Ireland, it actually feels like my vote...

As part of a series on the experiences of voters...

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