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Why replacing the unelected House of Lords is...

For far too many of its members, the second chamber...

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Put simply, the government is running scared

Local citizens’ assemblies could break our political deadlock...

Last summer, ministers announced genuinely exciting plans for piloting ‘deliberative...

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These three peers should not be allowed to...

In a week dominated by Brexit, it’s easy to forget...

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Unelected aristocrats are still trying to call the...

This week the ballots dropped for the world’s most elitist...

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Britain’s Future hasn’t broken any rules – indeed, this is exactly the problem

Digital political campaigning remains as unregulated as ever...

Over the weekend, Buzzfeed reported that Britain’s Future, an obscure...

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It is time for a much smaller, proportionally-elected second chamber

Once again, the government have ignored the consensus...

The facts surrounding the dire state of the House of...

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We should know what happens at candidate selections

Political parties need to stand more women candidates...

There can be no doubt that in order to see...

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Britons living in tax havens and their UK companies have made political donations worth 5 million

Tax ‘exiles’ are funnelling money into our political...

Here’s a fairly basic democratic principle: those who pour money...

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France is the only other European democracy not to use some form of proportional representation

Is there proportional representation in France?

Apart from the UK, France is the only other European...

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ERS in the Press – February 2019

Another wild month in politics – from crucial Brexit votes...

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the way we elect MPs divides the country

With first past the post, country and city...

Far too often, debates around electoral reform are characterised as...

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Scotland's councils are too big and too distant

Scotland needs new institutions to transform our local...

Can you remember a time you were talking with someone...

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