Things are not great for the Labour Party in Scotland. They lost all but one of their 41 Scottish seats and suffered record swings against them. The SNP polled 49.97% of the vote and won all but 3 of the 59 Scottish seats. Labour polled 24.3% and won one seat. One solitary seat. Edinburgh South.I happen to live in it.Read More
They said that this issue would be dead for a generation after the referendum result of 2011, kicked into the long grass and other metaphors for a settled argument pushed around by politicians, journalists and academics alike.Read More
What issue do the Green Party, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, the SNP and UKIP all agree on? Today I found out. Braving the weather, I joined Natalie Bennett, Nigel Farage, Leanne Wood, a host of top level politicians from parties across the political spectrum and the Electoral Reform Society for an exciting morning stood outside the gates of Downing Street.Read More
Since launching last Friday, over 120,000 people have joined you in calling for a fairer voting system. Across the media we have seen the limits of our current system exposed. And the call for fair votes is getting louder every day.Read More
Yesterday afternoon, following a legal battle for almost a decade, Prince Charles’s letters to ministers were finally published.
The striking thing about the letters is how banal they are. Following attempts to block their publication from the crown and politicians alike, one would have expected earth-shattering revelations rather than topics such as school dinners and albatrosses. Nonetheless, their publication is hugely important.Read More
English Votes for English Laws is a path to the break-up the Union unless Cameron can look beyond short-term party interest and call a Constitutional Convention
Superficially, last week’s election result restores a veneer of the old order to British politics. Once again we have a single party in power. The age of endless coalition has not arrived. The status quo has returned.Read More
Unlock Democracy is disappointed by the results in Leicestershire's Council Elections.
Not because they supported a particular party but because the results given by the electoral system did not reflect the will of the voters.Read More