Following last night’s defeat of the government’s plans to cut the number of MPs from 650 to 600, Katie Ghose looks at what’s next in the debate on boundaries.
Tag Archives: Electoral Reform
There is a real danger political infighting around Lords reform may derail the process entirely, writes Katie Ghose, chief exec of the Electoral Reform Society.
In threatening to rebel over Lords reform, Tory backbenchers are forcing the government to renege on both manifesto promises and the coalition agreement.
Membership of the EU, Scottish independence, electoral reform… Alex Hern looks at David Cameron’s inconsistency on whether referendums are good or not.
David Blunkett admits today the No campaign’s claims about the cost of the reform were “made up”. Vote Yes to AV today to end this kind of politics.
The No campaign has been based on a series of lies and smears. Left Foot Forward looks in turn at the worst five examples.
Green Party London Assembly member Darren Johnson is supporting a Yes vote on May 5th because it will mean people can start to vote for what they really believe in.
Shamik Das reports on today’s Yes to AV and No to AV press conferences, plus the latest opinion poll on the Alternative Vote referendum – showing a 16-point ‘No’ lead.
New research from ippr shows that “UK voters are happy to express a range of preferences when voting”. It reflects a 50 year trend from tribalism to pluralism.
Just over five weeks out from the referendum, today’s Independent makes electoral reform its lead story, laying out the case for the alternative vote, reports Shamik Das.