After months of independent research, the Electoral Reform Society has now published a report on Reviving the Health of Our Democracy. On the plus side, we discovered that most people are as politically charged as ever, albeit mostly through individualistic modes of participation such as single issue campaigns. The downside, of course, is that they […]
Archives for March 2013
LDV OPINION POST: WORST PAST THE POST? DEBATING ELECTORAL REFORM FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Last year in May, Scottish voters were given the chance to vote using the Single Transferable Vote to select their local councillors for the second time since the introduction of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act of 2004. The Bill owes its life to the Liberal Democrats; it was a key demand for us entering into […]
AFTER EASTLEIGH, DO TORIES REGRET OPPOSING AV?
Originally seen on Conservative Home UKIP are not just taking votes off the Tories – there is a large former Labour contingent now voting for Nigel Farage’s party: Canvassing on the estates of Eastleigh, I was amazed to see so many UKIP posters in the windows. Surprised as well to hear on the doorstep so […]