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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” […]
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 […]
LDER admin wrote a new post, Tom Brake writes… Job sharing for MPs – an idea whose time has come, on the site Liberal Democrats 1 week, 2 days ago
There’s something about our system of electing one person to represent one, relatively small part of the country which makes MPs very territorial. Their constituency is “their patch” on which no one else must […]
LDER admin wrote a new post, Opinion: Give British EU migrants back their votes, on the site Liberal Democrats 1 week, 3 days ago
We hear a lot these days about ‘EU migrants’: those strange and threatening people queuing at our doors to milk our famously generous welfare state – if you believe the dominant, fact-free, UKIP-inspired […]
Following on from Sue Doughty’s excellent invitation to the consultation session on one-member one-vote (OMOV) for our party’s important committees, I’d like to give my perspective as a young(er) member on why I […]
With party funding in the news thanks to Labour’s special conference last weekend, we thought we’d find out what the public thinks about the relationship between money and political parties.
And it turns out […]
LDER admin wrote a new post, Opinion: One member, one vote: What’s not to like?, on the site Liberal Democrats 1 week, 6 days ago
As many members will be aware, votes on policy, and for members of the committees who run the party are in the hands of the conference representatives elected by local parties. In other words, your ability to […]
LDER admin wrote a new post, Clegg: Tribal voices should not deprive the UK of stable government, on the site Liberal Democrats 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Today’s Guardian reports Nick Clegg’s comments at his monthly press conference on reported moves in both Conservative and Labour parties to rule out a second coalition after 2015.
Clearly, there is a […]
On Tuesday, it was reported that David Cameron wanted to rule out the possibility of a second Lib-Con coalition in the event of another hung parliament. This tit was matched by an equivalent tat from the left, […]
Several commentators have suggested recently that there will be no leaders’ TV debates before the General Election in 2015. If they are right, it would be a step back for democracy in Britain.
TV debates, at […]
LDER admin wrote a new post, Caroline Pidgeon writes… Power to the people – why conference paper has my backing, on the site Liberal Democrats 3 weeks, 2 days ago
LDER admin wrote a new post, Opinion: 2016 is the year Bristol should adopt STV, on the site Liberal Democrats 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Understanding the cycle of elections for local authorities can be a complicated process for the elector. Last year, a vote at Full Council resolved that Bristol City Council would change its cycle from ‘elections […]
Through providence, this event turned out to be an unparalleled success. With 85-90 attendees and a full, candid discussion of the main localism topics as well as the internal politics of the Coalition Government, […]
There is a very interesting posting on http://moneyversusdemocracy.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/time-to-democratise…. It is about electing building society directors but the most relevant part for STV supporters is […]
LDER admin wrote a new post, Farron: “No excuse for David Cameron to block recall of MPs but he has done”, on the site Liberal Democrats 1 month ago
The Guardian reports that the proposal to recall MPs who have committed serious wrongdoing has been blocked by David Cameron against the wishes of Nick Clegg.
A Lib Dem source said news that the legislation had […]
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