19 Apr 2017

Democracy, Diversity and English Devolution

The excitement of the general election aside, it’s important to remember that there are other important elections coming up – ones that have gone largely under the national radar. As well as important local elections in Scotland, Wales and much of England, the first ‘metro-mayors’ will be elected. Six new city-region mayors will be elected with wide-ranging powers over the local economy, […]
5 Nov 2014

The view from Manchester

This is a guest post by Shelly Naughton. The views, opinions and positions expressed within are those of the author alone and do not represent those of the Electoral Reform Society. When I woke up yesterday I was full of Manc. Manc to the brim, with a big smile, and then some. The day before we won the Devo Manc lottery: by 2017 Manchester will have an elected Mayor who, along with the ten local […]