Behind the surge: Who are Green Party’s parliamentary candidates?
Fri, 01 May 2015 09:00:49 +0000
A surge in Green Party support over the last year has the potential to impact the outcome of next week’s election. Sally Symington explores how the candidates put forward by the party reflect their supporters and contrast with other parties. The surge in support for the Green Party in the 2015 general election has not […]
Designing a Constitutional Convention for the UK: Getting the details right really matters
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:10:34 +0000
Following the Scottish referendum, most of the main political parties committed to holding a citizen-led constitutional convention to deal with questions over the future structure of the UK. Alan Renwick welcomes these commitments, but argues that a convention will only be effective if it satisfies certain key requisites. The prospects for a citizen-led constitutional convention […]
Could tactical voting dilemmas in 2015 revive calls for AV?
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:00:11 +0000
The growth in minor party support in the 2015 general election looks set to create very difficult tactical voting dilemmas in some constituencies. Meg Russell reflects on how a move to the Alternative Vote (AV), which was rejected in a referendum in 2011, might have eased such dilemmas – suggesting that a messy election result […]