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UK government has delayed elections longer than most countries – and England still isn’t ready to hold pandemic votes in May

By: Toby James and Alistair Clark

Which activities are essential during a pandemic? Across England, school buildings have been closed, as have many shops, businesses and sports facilities. So what about elections? Should they go ahead? It’s an important question since local elections … [Read more...] about UK government has delayed elections longer than most countries – and England still isn’t ready to hold pandemic votes in May

The Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission: death by independent review

Alex Walker
By: Alex Walker

One passage in particular from the 2019 Conservative General Election manifesto has generated considerable discussion among constitutional observers. It comprised the promise that, if elected, a Conservative government would set up a Constitution, … [Read more...] about The Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission: death by independent review

How could the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 be improved?

By: Thomas Fleming and Petra Schleiter

The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 made major changes to the way that general elections are called in the United Kingdom. It took away the prime minister’s ability to call early elections at a time of their choosing, and handed this power instead to … [Read more...] about How could the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 be improved?