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Video: Jenny Watson - Reforming Electoral Administration, Preparing for the 2015 Election

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Jenny Watson, Chair of the Electoral Commission, spoke about the upcoming challenges facing our electoral system, focussing in particular on the forthcoming implementation of Individual Electoral Registration and the future for electoral modernisation.

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The Government’s Freedom of Information commission tilts the political discussion towards damage and cost

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:00:26 +0000

On Friday of last week, the Government announced a new commission on Freedom of Information. Here, Ben Worthy offers his response to the announcement, arguing that the objections to the scope and usage of FOI that have been raised are nothing new, and furthermore aren’t unique to the UK. Further, he argues that the commission’s remit tilts […]

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Changing the Commons: How many MPs? How equal their electorates? Part 2

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:00:39 +0000

Yesterday, in part one of this blog, Ron Johnston, David Rossiter and Charles Pattie outlined the challenges that are likely to make the 2016 boundary review as (if not more) disruptive than the aborted 2012 review. Here the authors consider how issues around the accuracy and completeness of the electoral rolls will impact the review […]

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Changing the Commons: How many MPs? How equal their electorates? Part 1

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:00:53 +0000

How much disruption do we want to the UK’s electoral map? We want constituencies to be equal in size – but how equal? And do we want fewer MPs? An article in The Independent on 11 July 2015 suggested that some Conservative MPs are already concerned about the impact on their constituencies if the number […]

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