This morning, the government have introduced amendments to the Trade Union Bill which would delay changes to trade union political funds. These changes would give party leaders the opportunity to renew cross-party talks to clean up political party funding.Read More
Bristol for Democracy have worked with us to ask candidates questions in Bristol’s important Mayoral election. Find out what the candidates think about the Metro Mayor proposals, devolving power to the people and electoral reform.Read More
Guest blog from James Grindrod, Unlock Democracy London Chair
Fixing London’s broken democracy could have been easily ignored, but Unlock Democracy London is making the candidates for London Mayor listen.
On Wednesday your MP has a choice: let David Cameron rig party funding rules or support cross party changes to the Trade Union Bill. We need you to write to them and help them make the right choice.Read More
Guest blog by Unlock Democracy London Coordinator James Grindrod
According to the Electoral Commission’s report 19% of people in the 2012 elections said found the use of the two systems confusing. So it’s important to know what to do if you want your vote to count. Today we are going to looking at how you vote for the next Mayor of London
Last month’s launch of our We the People campaign brought together politicians, campaigners and activists who all care about how the absence of democracy affects our everyday lives. We had a lively debate on the prospects for reform and how to take the campaign forward.Read More
Democracy in London is broken - from how we elect councillors and MPs, to how we hold the Mayor to account. Unlock Democracy London with the help of supporters are asking the candidates if they will stand up for democracy in London by answering these questions: Would you support a campaign for proportional voting for council and/or Westminster elections? What will you do to improve how the Mayor is held to account?Read More
Guest blog by David Gould, Chair of Bristol for Democracy
After a month and a half of US primaries, Donald Trump has by far the most delegates at 673. Ted Cruz is quite far behind on 411 and John Kasich is barely in the picture at 143.
So this means that voters in Republican primaries much prefer Trump, right? Wrong.Read More