In a recent Tower Hamlets by-election, aggressive men surrounded women as they attempted to enter a Polling Station to vote.
Posts Tagged: Elections
Our introduction to: what each Bill is, the politics of it, who’s responsible, arguments for and against – and a controversy rating out of ten.
Steve Baker: The UK almost certainly needs an Electoral Integrity Bill. The question is whether it goes far enough.
We cannot assume voters enjoy secrecy and freedom when marking a ballot paper at home.
After the election, we suggested five ways of securing the Party’s electoral position. Eight months on, how is the Government doing?
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 Foreign interference – and out-of-date rules.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.