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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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What is a citizens assembly

What is a Citizens’ Assembly?

Citizens’ Assemblies are often in the news, from the assemblies...

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It was only in the 1950s that parliament took the form we recognise today

How long have we used first past the...

We’re right to be proud of the long history of...

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Which countries in Europe use PR_

Which European countries use proportional representation?

Of the 43 countries most often considered to be within...

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Proportionality and fairness makes this an improvement on Westminster

How does proportional representation work in Germany?

Elections to Germany’s Bundestag – Germany’s House of Commons –...

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proportional representation in ireland

Does Ireland use proportional representation?

Ireland has a long history of using proportional representation and,...

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Driving Licence Voter ID

How does mandatory voter ID disenfranchise the public?

The government is set to face a legal challenge to...

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Bishops in the Lords

Why are there Bishops in the House of...

When most people think of Bishops they imagine a man...

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Congress

How the Democrats could win the popular vote...

Brenda from Bristol famously cried “not another one!” at the...

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1951 polling station

In 1951 more people voted Labour than Conservative,...

The General Election on this day in 1951 couldn’t have...

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votes up and seats down

How can a party lose support but gain...

What would you expect to happen if a party gained...

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May 3rd 2018

Seven things you need to know about the...

Blink and you’ll miss the coverage, but local elections are...

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