Electoral reform

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Wednesday briefing: The (un)intended consequences of voter ID
In today’s newsletter: Why a purported solution to concerns about voter fraud may create a whole set of new problems instead. An electoral systems expert explains how

Archie Bland

30, Nov, 2022 @6:52 AM

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Call these voter ID laws what they really are: voter suppression and an attack on young people
Older people lean Conservative – no wonder the government wants to keep younger ones away from ballot boxes, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘It was a charade’: preference whisperer Glenn Druery falls for Animal Justice party’s Victorian election sting
Exclusive: Having successfully attracted the support of Druery’s clients, minor party switched its allegiances at last minute

Benita Kolovos

14, Nov, 2022 @4:56 AM

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Delay UK voter ID checks or face election result challenges, officials warn
Exclusive: Lack of time to implement photo ID rules ‘may prevent voting’ in English local elections in May

Peter Walker Political correspondent

10, Nov, 2022 @2:01 PM

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Sunak’s Britain is already broken. We need more than a general election to fix it | George Monbiot
As the crackdown on our freedoms intensifies, the list of our national ailments seems endless. But there’s one issue that can prise things open, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

26, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The case for Corbynism has never been stronger | Letters
Letters: Arguments for nationalisation, fairer taxation and political reform would be well-received in the current climate, writes Jack Toker. Plus letters from Annie Hill and John Hayes


21, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Labour must beware falling into the Tory-lite policy trap | Letters
Letters: The fundamental changes the country needs must not be sacrificed to appease the right of the party, says Dr Peter Mangan. Plus letters from Alan Gent, John Hackett, Henrietta Cubitt and Brian Ronson


12, Oct, 2022 @4:31 PM

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Labour is riding high, but the left will never thrive within its ranks. It has to go its own way | Michael Chessum
Social movements need to form new outfits, says a leading leftwing activist. PR will be the first step

Michael Chessum

09, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Power is the drug, not the presidency | Letter
Letter: And if an electorate does choose a questionable candidate, they get the chance to get rid of them a few years later, writes Dr Michael Holmes


30, Sep, 2022 @4:10 PM

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Why is Labour ignoring its own members on electoral reform? | Polly Toynbee
Liberal-left coalitions are the only way to overturn the right’s unfair electoral advantage, says the Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

30, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Labour must be the party of electoral reform | Letters
Letters: It must build a consensus for a new voting model before the next election, says Dr Anthony Isaacs. Plus letters from Sandy Martin, Glyn Evans and Michael Radcliffe


29, Sep, 2022 @3:52 PM

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Labour delegates back motion calling on party to back PR
Campaigners celebrate as conference overwhelmingly backs motion but Keir Starmer expected to ignore move

Peter Walker and Aubrey Allegretti

26, Sep, 2022 @6:15 PM

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