Electoral reform

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Opposition parties ‘can oust Tories’ if they cooperate on seats
New analysis shows that a ‘progressive alliance’ can overturn the Tory majority by fielding unity candidates in 154 English seats

Toby Helm

28, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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MPs in safe seats are most likely to have second jobs
Research casts doubt on Boris Johnson’s assertion that voters unhappy with their MP moonlighting could just vote them out

Michael Savage

21, Nov, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Votes for six-year-olds? We’re not convinced | Letters
Letters: Dr Andrew Mycock, Margaret Morris, David Edwards Hulme and Nick Frost respond to David Runciman’s proposal for a much lower voting age


19, Nov, 2021 @5:19 PM

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Votes for children! Why we should lower the voting age to six | David Runciman
The long read presents Reconstruction after Covid: The generational divide is deforming democracy. But there is a solution

David Runciman

16, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Anger grows at Tory move to weaken power of election watchdog
New bill would dismantle Election Commission’s role in maintaining democratic process, say opposition parties

Toby Helm and Michael Savage

13, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Voter ID bill may discourage turnout and no evidence it will prevent fraud, committee says
Parliamentary committee on human rights warns Coalition’s plan could disproportionately impact disadvantaged groups

Paul Karp

10, Nov, 2021 @8:42 AM

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Coalition’s voter ID bill could be challenged in court over voter suppression, expert warns
Government introduced bill in October, prompting fears it could be pushed through before the 2022 election with support from One Nation

Paul Karp

04, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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These voter ID laws are obviously not about voter fraud because there isn’t any | First Dog on the Moon
They are intended to solve a different ‘problem’

First Dog on the Moon

01, Nov, 2021 @6:17 AM

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Proposed voter ID laws ‘real threat’ to rights of Indigenous Australians and people without homes
Coalition intends to introduce voter identification legislation to crack down on alleged voter fraud despite evidence risk is ‘vanishingly small’

Paul Karp

27, Oct, 2021 @6:09 AM

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Voters will be asked to show identification to vote under Morrison government proposal
Labor spokesperson says party will fiercely oppose any ‘anti-democratic thought bubbles’ in the bill

Paul Karp

26, Oct, 2021 @6:24 AM

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Keir Starmer made a huge mistake in not backing PR | Neal Lawson
Without proportional representation Labour faces years in opposition. But a progressive alliance could topple the Tories, says Compass director Neal Lawson

Neal Lawson

30, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Unions vote down local Labour parties’ call to axe first past the post
Motion to back switch to proportional representation in elections fails at Labour conference

Peter Walker Political correspondent

27, Sep, 2021 @6:41 PM

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