On 6 May 2021, the sixth set of elections took place for each of the devolved elected institutions that exist within the three nations of Great Britain.
Posted 31 Jul 2021
It’s hard to think of a more troubling year in living memory. But the public health crisis has, perhaps counter-intuitively, put issues of democracy at the forefront.
Posted 03 Dec 2020
We are calling for four priorities for reform by the next Welsh Government, and ask for radical commitments in the party manifestos ahead of the 2021 elections:
Posted 22 Oct 2020
Openness and transparency are the key foundations for any democracy. But today we find too much of our politics is shrouded in secrecy.
Posted 24 Sep 2020
The 2019 general election was pitched as a ‘People versus Parliament’ vote. But the so-called deadlock was a crisis of Westminster’s own making.
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 background, ideas, processes and outcomes of a collaborative experiment in local democracy run in collaboration with Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
Posted 02 Apr 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