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ERS in the Press – January 2021

As a new year begins, but the effects of the...

Current Affairs Commentary
Now is the time to boldly push for a fairly elected second chamber

Why we need more than piecemeal reform of...

The House of Lords is back in the spotlight, with...

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Elections are fundamental to democracy and must be properly managed

What is going on with England’s May elections?

This past week we’ve seen a dizzying array of conflicting...

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First Past the Post is an engine for overriding the majority

Trump shows how First Past the Post gives...

As the moving vans deliver the next residents of the...

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This year could see some major developments when it comes to voters rights

7 democratic developments to watch out for this...

What does democracy look like in a pandemic? It’s a...

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Thriving, empowered communities develop the foundations for long term prosperity

Scotland’s local democracy is not an optional extra

The experience of the covid-19 crisis has served to underline...

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More than 1,000 news and comment pieces mentioned the ERS’ work in 2020

Five times the ERS set the news agenda...

Despite the difficulties of 2020, the ERS kept up the...

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There’s much the UK could adopt from the recent Irish proposals

An independent Electoral Commission for Ireland – A...

While in the UK the government has recently threatened our...

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This is the first time that the Commissions advice has been ignored

What is the House of Lords Appointments Commission?

A little-known non-departmental public body, the House of Lords Appointments...

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Urgent and decisive action is needed immediately

Democracy delayed? Voters and officials need clarity now...

Toby James, University of East Anglia and Alistair Clark, Newcastle...

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Australian Voting Place

A small change has the potential to make...

In 1918, a seemingly ordinary by-election in the Australian electoral...

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None of Biden’s big swings brought any extra Electoral College votes

How close was Trump to winning the election?

Just before the 2020 US Presidential election, we asked the...

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