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Maine Makes History By Scrapping First Past the Post

Katie Ghose | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

As the world analyses the result of the US Presidential election, there's one result you might have missed. On Tuesday one state made a symbolic breakthrough: Maine became the first US state to scrap First Past the Post.

Calling For 'Progressive Alliances' Is Brave - But It Should Never Be Necessary

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Last week, three Labour MPs did something that takes courage. In calling for Labour to stand aside in Richmond Park, they were pushing for a more coll...

Forget Standing Down In Richmond - Parties Shouldn't Have To Make That Choice

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

It's time we put paid to the awkward and unnecessary debates about 'spoiler' candidates. The way to do that is to have a voting system where it's always OK for voters to vote for their party. That, surely, is not such a radical idea.

An Open Letter to Conservative MPs: No, We Didn't Vote to Keep First Past The Post in 2011

Owen Winter | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

AV is not PR and MPs know it. Don't let them weasel their way out of this debate.

Tomorrow Never Comes (Unless You're Green)

Hugh Salmon | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

By emphasising their established long-term commitment to a better world for future generations and widening their sphere of interest, the Greens may have a brighter future than they think.

Stop Hiding Behind The Referendum!

Colm Howard-Lloyd | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Politics
Colm Howard-Lloyd

The Prime Minister's comment, on this morning's Today Programme, that there should be a referendum on House of Lords reform depressed me greatly.

Living by Numbers

David Julian Price | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Tech
David Julian Price

Deep down in my subconscious, I've just discovered, is a line or two of programming that says my music somehow needs to be linked to a thing. Whether it's a 30cm black vinyl think, or a 12cm lacquer coated aluminium thing, or a little plastic cassette of iron oxide coated mylar, it's got to be a tangible, physical thing.

Why I became a Conservative

Alex Larman | Posted 23.08.2011 | UK Politics
Alex Larman

If there was any doubt in the minds of most people that the left's great white hope, the 'progressive majority', is nothing more than a white elephant then look no further than the AV referendum results of May 2011.