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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 […]
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” […]
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 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 2 weeks 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 […]
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