It has, without consultation or a change in the law, slammed shut the principal way that investigating corruption of the register may be properly conducted.
Labour claims to be concerned about what they call “voter suppression.” They should sort out their own Party.
Consider the case of the man whose death was registered in Bangladesh on election day. Miraculously, his vote was recorded thousands of miles away in Tower Hamlets.
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?
When there are genuine threats, foreign and domestic, our democracy needs better protection than this visibly failing organisation.
Our survey identified 15,875 of them. Many of these could be redeveloped to provide new homes.
A stricter separation between church and state at local level would safeguard against political patronage.
Greater clarity is needed to prevent special interest groups from presenting a misleading picture.
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.
If the Cabinet Office won’t help defend democracy, why should ordinary citizens do it? The wrong signal is being sent out.
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.
Following a series of concerning errors, it has now emerged the regulator’s ‘investigation’ into the Leave campaign did not involve actually interviewing any of those involved.
The internal and external threats to the integrity of our elections have intensified, but the regulator responsible does not appear to have upped its game in response.
Smaller electoral areas with just one councillor each would make for less confusion, more accountability – and fewer one party states.
For many voters, local elections boil down to which party will provide the best possible services at the lowest possible cost.