Tag Archives: Electoral Reform Society

We need Electoral Reform as called for by the Cross Party Group!


Inside and outside of Parliament there are some very high profile people who are working very hard to find ways to reform our nations Politics. The image on the left came from this article in the Independent Newspaper back on … Continue reading

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Come on Justine!


Last night on Question Time, Justine Greening Conservative MP for Putney raised an important issue that deserves wider discussion, the problem of safe parliamentary seats that always return the same political party from one General Election to another over decades or even centuries. … Continue reading

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When did we last review Parliament


As the BBC prepares for the renegotiation for its settlement from the licence fee (assuming that is to continue) it is in the process of consulting with the public to better understand what we might wish them to provide for … Continue reading

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A democratically illiterate Government


I have written previously about the need for a different form of electoral system, made acute in the context of Mays General Election where Sussex elected 14 Conservative MPs, one Green and one Labour MP, yet a proportional result would have … Continue reading

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How Sussex votes were wasted


I recently joined a small but energetic group of people from Brighton & Hove and Lewes to discuss how people who were broadly speaking aligned with left wing thinking, but not narrowly focused on any one party could work together. … Continue reading

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Low turnout is likely


Full credit to Angela Eagle MP who according to a BBC website has concluded that a number of practical changes are needed to help to increase democratic participation following a review entitled ‘peoples politics enquiry’. The BBC article has reported … Continue reading

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Square pegs and round holes


It seems hard to believe that a safe Tory seat would be offered to a candidate who had built a reputation from a business that publishes pornography, but that in effect is what has happened. Karren Brady who was unveiled in September as … Continue reading

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Do we get the representatives we deserve?


Less than a week after the end of the Conservative Party conference we are well into the election campaign for the General Election 2015 made a great deal easier for the parties to sustain because of the need to prepare … Continue reading

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Boris and broken political windows


The interview with Boris Johnson on Monday evening on Newsnight from Manchester revealed a great deal about the broken windows that litter our political landscape. In a  discussion with Jeremy Paxman strikingly similar to the one that the two men … Continue reading

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Who will control tomorrows election?


On last nights BBC Radio 4 Any Questions the panel was given the opportunity to speak about party political funding in the light of the bequest from Joan Edwards to the government of the day. The question from Axel Landon … Continue reading

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