After the election, we suggested five ways of securing the Party’s electoral position. Eight months on, how is the Government doing?
Posts Tagged: Elections
The Electoral Commission stumbles from one crisis to another – while proven voter fraud goes unpunished.
“An experiment that has failed”. Jon Moynihan of Vote Leave’s full submission about the Electoral Commission.
The Public Administration Committee would take a 3000-word document only. Here is Moynihan’s complete take.
Garvan Walshe: The virus shows the decline of Western democratic culture. Rebuilding it will take hard work.
Sensationalising data is all too common in politics. We have to end this trend if we want to keep people safe.
An extremist party is gaining support – from those wishing to protest housing shortages and hospital overcrowding.
It is harder to take out a library book or collect a parcel at a post office than it is to vote in someone else’s name.
There is a separate-but-related debate on whether the number of seats should also be reduced.
“I don’t trust him an inch”, says the Shadow Chancellor, as he justifies pinning the Government to office until Article 50 is extended.
In April 2020, Lutfur Rahman will have his disqualification lifted. He will be free to stand in the 2022 local elections. Will the police have learned anything?
“Turbo-charging those no-deal preparations: that’s the focus from everyone around the Cabinet table.”
It would be a hazardous balancing act, but he has a slight edge over his opponents.
Cheryl Gillan: Fake news. Dark ads. Foreign interference – and out-of-date rules. Why we need an overhaul of our electoral laws.
If we do not update the rules governing our elections and referendums, their credibility faces a perfect storm of threats.
Peter Golds: Suspended councillors, polling station mobs…and demonic Smurfs. Yes, it’s election time again in Tower Hamlets.
In 1872 the secret ballot was introduced to prevent open voting. 137 years later, the United Kingdom cannot guarantee a secret ballot in our capital city.
Our democracy is poorly served by widespread ignorance about campaign technology, and the fact glamorous alarmism wins more headlines than grubby reality.
From ‘fake news’ to micro-targeting, crowd-funding to data rights, we explore the key areas of focus for an overdue review of the rules of our democracy.