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Aristocrats are guaranteed representation in our parliament

Hereditary peer by-elections have been paused. They should...

The House of Lords just keeps getting bigger. Following the...

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It will require rigorous advance planning, costing and communication

It is possible to hold elections in a...

This is a guest article from Sarah Birch,  Professor of...

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UK Climate Assembly

What can we learn from the UK Climate...

The UK’s first nationwide citizens’ assembly on climate change came...

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Good scrutiny means good legislation, and good legislation pays for itself

Wales’ Parliament has long been under-resourced – it’s...

With just 60 elected members, Wales’ Parliament has long been...

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Newspaper Pile

ERS in the Press – August 2020

As governments respond to the global pandemic, the issue of...

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Abolishing the Electoral Commission would be a dangerous backwards step

Our elections watchdog needs strengthening, not scrapping

You’d think given the rising tide of disinformation, dodgy donations...

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Revealed: The true cost of Britain’s silent peers

There are many perks to being a member of the...

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Scotland’s loophole ridden lobbying laws are in need...

Wealth and power can get people access and influence that...

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Party leaders must take responsibility for ensuring greater diversity

Political parties – what are your plans to...

On first glance, the Senedd might appear relatively diverse for...

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Social Media Apps

Britain moves closer to shutting down ‘dark ads’...

The government has today unveiled new proposals that would require...

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ERS in the Press – July 2020

Another Lords scandal, fighting for fair votes, and a spotlight...

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House of Lords

The unelected House of Lords is undermining Britain’s...

Britain's ability to speak up for democracy abroad has just...

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