General Elections

Ned Simons

Both 2015 And 2020 Will Be 'Austerity Elections', Voters Warned | Ned Simons | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Politics

Voters have been warned the public spending cuts begun under the coalition in 2010 could last for more than a decade, with both 2015 and 2020 being "a...

Give People Prizes For Voting, Say Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Politics

Voters should be entered into a lottery to win prizes as a reward for turning up at the polls, a senior Labour figure has suggested. Angela Eagle, ...

When Is An Independent Candidate Not Independent?

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Politics

The government has rejected calls to require candidates to disclose if they are a member of a political party when standing for election as an indepen...

Ned Simons

Recall Election Plans Too Weak And Should Be Dropped, Say MPs | Ned Simons | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Politics

The government should abandon its plan to allow voters to sack MPs mid-term, a Commons committee has said. In a report published on Thursday the Po...

They're Remaking Borgen in America? Now I Do Need to Suspend My Disbelief

Richard Berry | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Richard Berry

Imagine the scenario. It's the eve of a general election. Public satisfaction with the major parties of right and left is at an all-time low. In a televised debate the leader of a small, centrist party gives a stirring performance, surges ahead in the polls and wins the election, becoming prime minister of a multi-party coalition government.

Fed Up With Your MP ? Before Long You Might Be Able To Sack Them

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Politics

MPs found guilty of "serious wrongdoing" risk being kicked out of office mid-term by voters, under plans unveiled the government today. Draft propo...

Improving our Democratic Process

Mark Harper | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Politics
Mark Harper

Ahead of the 2015 General Election, the country will register to vote with a new system that is not only fit for the 21st Century, but that also protects better against fraud.