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Elections

Labour could win increased majority by turning against Brexit, new poll finds

New polling for The Constitution Society has revealed the Labour Party would remain on course to regain all Red Wall seats and could expand its overall support if it said Brexit was a mistake. The polling suggests that the Party could even win an … [Read more...] about Labour could win increased majority by turning against Brexit, new poll finds

An accident waiting to happen? Voter ID in the 2023 English local elections

This report examines the potential impacts of the Elections Act 2022 and the introduction of the requirement to show ID to vote in Great Britain. The importance of electoral integrity became part of the debate surrounding UK elections following the … [Read more...] about An accident waiting to happen? Voter ID in the 2023 English local elections

Senedd reform: progress (of a sort) by Hugh Rawlings

On 30 May 2022, the Special Purpose Committee established to consider the prospect of a larger Senedd published its report. The report's proposals are bold, calling for a 96-Member Senedd elected via a more proportional electoral system. In this … [Read more...] about Senedd reform: progress (of a sort) by Hugh Rawlings

Electoral pacts and the UK constitution: an update one year on by Andrew Blick

A year ago, The Constitution Society commissioned a large-scale poll investigating how the public would respond to a formal electoral pact between the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party. It predicted that at the height of the … [Read more...] about Electoral pacts and the UK constitution: an update one year on by Andrew Blick

The Constitution in Review 2

Second Report from the United Kingdom Constitution Monitoring Group The second report from the UK Constitution Monitoring Group (UKCMG) covers the six-month period from 1 July to 31 December 2021. It analyses legislation, decisions and events … [Read more...] about The Constitution in Review 2

Watching the Watchmen: The Growing Case for Recall Elections and Increased Accountability for MPs by Sam Goodman

This report argues that there is an urgent case for updating the 2015 Recall Act to allow constituents to recall Members of Parliament as part of a package of wider democratic reforms. The author holds that Recall is not a magical solution … [Read more...] about Watching the Watchmen: The Growing Case for Recall Elections and Increased Accountability for MPs by Sam Goodman