Questions relating to elections and referendums are currently at the heart of political reform debates in the UK and around the world. How can low levels of voter participation in elections be addressed? How can electoral institutions best be adapted in response to voters’ changing expectations? Do referendums contribute positively to a healthy democratic system? Could referendums be run differently to improve their operation?
The Constitution Unit’s research in this area is led by Dr Alan Renwick and falls into these primary areas.
A series of reports and blogposts examining whether a further Brexit referendum is feasible, how it might be triggered, what the question could be, how it should be regulated, and when it could take place. The page includes our new report The Mechanics of a Further Referendum Revisited: Questions for the New Parliament.