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A government defeat in the Lords can be all smoke and no fire

What happens when the Lords defeat the Government?

The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill, allowing deportations...

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MPs and Peers recognise the benefits of STV when they are the voters

Where is Single Transferable Vote used in the...

Whilst First Past the Post is used for Westminster elections...

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We have long held up the Single Transferable Vote (STV) as the gold standard for proportional representation

Who invented the Single Transferable Vote?

The Electoral Reform Society has long held up the Single...

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Electing the second chamber doesnt itself lead to more conflict

Why an elected second chamber won’t lead to...

Looking across the Atlantic at America’s Senate, it’s clear why...

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First Past the Post has often failed to live up to its supporters promises

How many hung parliaments has the UK had?

Westminster’s First Past the Post (FPTP) system often results in...

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A Senate of the Regions and Nations could provide a far stronger voice for the whole of the UK

What is a Senate of the Regions and...

Over the years many parties and groups have suggested ideas...

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A ‘defeat’ in the House of Lords is very different to a defeat in the Commons

What is the role of the House of...

While the House of Lords is often in the press,...

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The benefits of proportional representation for a reformed House of Lords are clear

Which is the best electoral system for the...

Whenever the issue of creating an elected Second Chamber comes...

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At over 800 peers in total, it dwarfs all other second chambers around the world

How many peers are there in the House...

One of the unique features of our currently second chamber,...

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When voters have an electoral system that works for them, Independent councillors get elected

Why independent candidates win with the Single Transferable...

Currently, there are 14 independent MPs in the House of...

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In 2023 the global proportion of women parliamentarians just was 26 point 5 percent

Proportional representation helped women get elected in 2022

In January 2023, the global proportion of women parliamentarians just...

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The question of who gets to vote is more complicated than you might think

Exploring the franchise: Who can vote in UK...

The franchise has been in the news recently due to...

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