An extremist party is gaining support – from those wishing to protest housing shortages and hospital overcrowding.
Posts Tagged: Elections
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 Foreign interference – and out-of-date rules.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.
James Kanagasooriam: The Conservatives have no secure future as a governing party unless they win many more ethnic minority votes
The good news is that there is an enormous opportunity for the Party – because it is much worse at converting people considering voting Blue into actual voters.
Salvatore Murtas: The Italian electorate’s message to the pro-EU political establishment is clear and blunt
The election result was simply voters’ latest desperate attempt to send political elites at home and in Brussels a final warning.
Maria Miller: British expats deserve a lifelong right to vote – scrapping the 15-year limit is long overdue
A century on from the granting of Votes for Women we should honour our manifesto pledge to deliver Votes for Life. A new Private Member’s Bill offers the opportunity.
The circumstances may be exceptional, but the populist hurricane that bore him into the White House is clearly on the wane.