Voters

Democracy Reborn- Solving Disengagement

Bradley Allsop | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

The reason people are disillusioned with politics is because it no longer affords people the level of control they seek- our hunger for change has outgrown the systems flexibility for it. Our democracy has grown complacent and stale, and we must act to breathe life into it once more

18 Months to Go: Meet the 2015 Electoral Battleground

Laurence Stellings | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Laurence Stellings

Every election campaign targets particular types of voters and some come to be defined by swing groups: Mondeo Man, Worcester Woman, Soccer Moms. Indeed, the political lexicon is awash with such groups "hard-working families", "the squeezed middle, "strivers" and "alarm-clock Britain" amongst others. As we hit the 18 month mark to the 2015 General Election there is, naturally, increasing interest in this electoral battleground...

Poll: Three In Five Voters Back Gay Marriage

The Guardian | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

More than three in five voters support David Cameron's wish to introduce gay marriage, according to a poll conducted for the Guardian. The strong back...

Why the US Presidential Election Result Will Upset You - Whoever Wins

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

The latest psychological research suggests the protracted campaign, adversarial debates, plotted strategy, choice of running mates, elaborately groomed wives, and carefully schemed policies, have a lot less to do with the final result, than the politicians or the media pundits, would have you believe.

Sir Ian Blair Encourages People Not To Turnout For Crime Commissioner Vote

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK

Former Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Ian Blair has encouraged people not to vote for police and crime commissioners next month, in a bid to sto...

How Voters Divide Over Plan B

Peter Kellner | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

The news for George Osborne continues to get worse. YouGov's latest survey for the Sunday Times was conducted following the news that Britain's economy contracted by 0.7% in the second quarter of this year - a worse figure than most economists had predicted. Even if, as I suggested last week, the final revised figures are not as bad as this, the pressure for the time being on the Chancellor is growing more intense.

Judging by What It Says, This Government Probably Hates You

George Chesterton | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Politics
George Chesterton

The policy pronouncements and the language used to make them do not merely demonstrate contempt for nurses or teachers or the unemployed - they demonstrate contempt for almost every voter in the country (including most of the people who supported coalition parties at the last election).

Why Should We Give Prisoners the Vote?

Ellie Dawes | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Politics
Ellie Dawes

Quite a few people who I like and respect have spoken to me recently saying something along the lines of 'Can you believe they are telling us we should give prisoners the vote? Why the hell should prisoners have the vote?'

People Are 'Suspicious And Despairing' Of The Political System

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Politics

Commons Speaker John Bercow delivered a stinging verdict on the coalition in an interview for Sky News, suggesting that the reason why the local elect...

Is Bland Careerism Killing Politics?

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

Labour lost 16 million votes in the 2010 general election. There are local elections in just under one month's time. This is Labour's opportunity to show people that we are on their side, that we share their struggles and their fears. Too many people feel ignored by the political class.

Individual Electoral Registration: the Battle to Prevent the Missing Millions

Katie Ghose | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

If voting becomes a minority pastime, our representatives' legitimacy plummets further and we lose all confidence that decisions are made with anything approaching a national mandate.

Grouping Together all Women as Mothers will Generate Anger, not Votes

Natasha Clark | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Politics
Natasha Clark

Last week, The Guardian revealed details of a leaked memo which contained information of future Government plans to "win back female voters". As a woman with an interest for politics, I'm all ears.

Poll Shows Voters Abandoning The LibDems, Labour Gains Ground

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Politics

Less than half (47 per cent) of the people that voted for the Liberal Democrats in 2010 would vote for the party today, according to a Sunday Mirror/I...