Currently, there are 14 independent MPs in the House of Commons, which might seem to suggest Independent candidates can win under First-Past-The-Post (FPTP). But these MPs are only independent because they were suspended from their...
Posted 01 Nov 2023
With less than six weeks to May’s local elections, the problems with the government’s rollout of their disastrous rollout of voter ID are clearer than ever. As we race towards polling day concerns about the...
Posted 28 Mar 2023
When one party takes all – on a fraction of the vote – people understandably feel alienated and voiceless, and new research appears to back this up.
Posted 19 Mar 2021
Key decisions on May's elections in Wales will be driven by consensus and cooperation, rather than ministerial diktat.
Posted 15 Feb 2021
UK ministers have finally confirmed that local elections in England will go ahead on the 6th of May, after being delayed in 2020 due to the pandemic. Here's what we know.
Posted 05 Feb 2021
We are now but two weeks from the 2018 local elections. If you live in London you will have the chance to elect councillors for the first time since 2014. If you reside in the...
Posted 19 Apr 2018
Blink and you’ll miss the coverage, but local elections are happening on Thursday 3 May in England. A lot has changed since these seats were last contested, in 2014. We had the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition government,...
Posted 16 Apr 2018