election 2012

30 Apr 2012

How to cast an effective vote this Thursday

This Thursday there are local elections in England, Scotland and Wales, and London mayoral and assembly elections. While 20 years ago this would mean the use of just one electoral system – First Past the Post, today Britain has an almost countless number of electoral systems. The trouble with electoral systems is that they don’t necessarily produce the result you want. Depending on the electoral […]
26 Apr 2012

140,000 reasons for reform:

Next week voters across 21 of Wales’ 22 unitary authorities will head to the polls to decide the political make-up of their local councils. Voters will express a view on where they want to see their council head for the next five years. The direction of travel on a range of critical issues like council tax, social services, schools, transport and economic development will all be set. Democracy […]