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Local leaders need a strong challenge, regardless of which party they come from

Looking back at a decade of proportional representation...

"When we now come to use Westminster’s one-person-takes-all system in...

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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...

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A generation in England and Northern Ireland are being left behind

England, give young people the vote like your...

If you were a 16 or 17-year-old is Scotland, you...

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Constitutional Convention

Aberdeen: What is Scotland’s Citizens’ Assembly?

On the 26th and 27th October 100 of Scotland’s citizens...

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Our Democracy

How To Upgrade our Democracy – Why Citizens’...

The Scottish Government says it is committed to deepening democracy...

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There’s plenty of good practice which the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland can draw on

The Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland: What can be...

How do you ensure the recently-announced Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland is open...

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The assembly will be completely independent of government and parties

Support grows for new way of doing democracy,...

It’s clear that there is a growing appetite for a...

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All the binary ways of thinking and focus on personalities has to be put aside

Four pitfalls and opportunities for the Citizens’ Assembly...

Next Monday, the firing gun will be started on the...

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“Citizens’ assemblies are being used to upgrade Scottish democracy”

Citizens’ assemblies can help us move beyond a...

This piece was originally published by The Scotsman. Talk of...

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Citizen-led decision making was brought up again and again in fringes and on the conference floor

SNP delegates pack out ERS Scotland fringes

On Sunday at SNP spring conference, delegates showed their interest...

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Politics for the Many

PCS and ERS’ eve of congress reception (STUC...

122nd annual STUC congress PCS and ERS Cordially invite you...

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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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