The background, ideas, processes and outcomes of a collaborative experiment in local democracy run in collaboration with Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
Posted 02 Apr 2020
The 2019 general election was pitched as a ‘People versus Parliament’ vote, with voters urged to break the Brexit ‘deadlock’ of the past few years. But the so-called deadlock was a crisis of Westminster’s own...
Posted 02 Mar 2020
This year has been another tumultuous year in politics, in which the need for a better, fairer, more representative democracy has become ever more apparent.
Posted 25 Nov 2019
A comparison of the 2019 first past the post English Local Elections, 2019 party list European Parliament Elections and 2017 STV Scottish Local Elections
Posted 22 Aug 2019
An elected second chamber and deliberative democratic processes can ensure that citizens can make decisions that have real impact.
Posted 25 May 2019
The year 2000 – when our election rules were largely written – was a time before social media as we know it. Twitter and Facebook did not exist.
Posted 04 Feb 2019
As a sense of crisis dominates national life, electoral reformers offer an alternative to the way we do politics in the UK.
Posted 01 Dec 2018
We ask young people across Wales for their ideas on how to improve political education.
Posted 28 Nov 2018
On May 3rd 2018, 350 people were denied a vote in their local council elections. Their crime? Not possessing the right ID.
Posted 11 Sep 2018
The Conservative Party have much to gain by backing extending the franchise to 16 and 17 year olds.
Posted 19 Jul 2018