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1. Hustings in Sheffield for Euro elections: Tuesday 13 May at 8pm
Details to follow nearer the time. Please reserve the date in your diary!
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What a dispiriting week for women. Following Maria Miller’s resignation, just three out of 22 Cabinet ministers are females – putting the UK government at a 15-year low and near rock bottom in comparison with […]
We very much regret to announce the death of Joan Davies on 25 March 2014. She was a stalwart champion of STV, had been a member of the ERS Council and was at one time its Chair. She had also been Chair of DAGGER […]
Should Maria Miller resign as an MP or be deselected following the Parliamentary Commissioner’s ruling that she should repay £45,000 expenses, the subsequent decision of the House of Commons Committee on Standards […]
The House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee has invited evidence on why so many people do not vote; i.e. why voter turnout is so low in most modern elections in the UK.
If you would […]
The Guardian – http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/mar/26/uk-e-voting-elections-el… – has reported that the Electoral Commission recommends the UK to consider allowing internet voting to increase voting […]
Over the last few years, the European democratic deficit has reached almost epic proportions. Nearly three-quarters of the British people believe their voice doesn’t count in the European Union, and 68% don’t […]
Sheffield for Democracy is concerned with all aspects of how we are governed. Over this last year, we have campaigned on the need to regulate the lobbying of government; for Sheffield to commit itself to the next […]
LDER admin wrote a new post, Opinion: Let’s have real “power to the people” for those of us outside the UK, on the site Liberal Democrats 1 month ago
There is a lot wrong or out-of-date with our current political system. The Lib Dem policy paper “Power to the People” passed at the spring conference in York, addresses those issues in a typically liberal, radical […]
The case for electoral reform has seldom been so clearly demonstrated as it was this weekend in Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state.
Elections in Tasmania differ quite widely from those held on the Australian […]
North Korea’s recent general election passed with little comment in the UK, probably because the result was a foregone conclusion.
There was only one candidate in each constituency and the only options were “Yes” […]
LDER admin wrote a new post, 17 policies on which the Lib Dems and Labour now agree, on the site Liberal Democrats 1 month, 1 week ago
It was a fiery Prime Minister’s Questions this week: with Nick Clegg standing in for David Cameron, Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman was joined by her backbenchers in hurling insults at the Lib Dem leader, […]
This weekend the North Korean ‘election’ took place.
Of course, it wasn’t exactly democratic; it wasn’t really even an election. Each seat had only one candidate, and voters had the choice of voting either for […]
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