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The Lord Hanningfield Investigation Shows the Lords Is a Victorian Institution in Dire Need of Reform

(3) Comments | Posted 17 December 2013 | (13:07)

The Daily Mirror's investigation of Lord Hanningfield has once again shined a spotlight on the sheer dysfunction of the House of Lords. In August, the arrival of 30 new peers showed that our appointed second chamber is not only undemocratic - it's unsustainable as well. And...

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Miliband's Announcement Opens Up a Genuinely Exciting Opportunity to Change Political Funding

(19) Comments | Posted 10 July 2013 | (01:00)

Ed Miliband's announcement on Tuesday opens up a genuine and exciting opportunity to change the way that the political parties are funded. If this opportunity is taken, it would be an important first step towards a healthier relationship between parties and the people they represent. And if we are to...

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Turnout - How Low Can You Go?

(6) Comments | Posted 16 November 2012 | (15:41)

Late last night one observer offered this little info-graphic to illustrate the turnout issue in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

It was welcome relief for those of us up late into the night waiting on the results.

It is now clear that...

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Voters Try to be Heard Above the Din of Cynical Politicking

(0) Comments | Posted 25 April 2012 | (18:25)

The Committee tasked with examining the draft Bill on Lords Reform has failed to reach consensus on even the basic principle that the Lords should be elected. Nine out of 26 voted against elections.

It is unsurprising that the Lords voted against reforming themselves but what about the...

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Individual Electoral Registration: the Battle to Prevent the 'Missing Millions'

(1) Comments | Posted 4 November 2011 | (15:06)

It seems the wake up call has been heeded. Today the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee warns of the potential 'damage to democracy' posed by the move to Individual Electoral Registration (IER).

Not many people have kept up with this. And by 'not many',...

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