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17th July 2012
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17 Jul 2012
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election
french
mcdougall
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France Votes 2012

Venue:
City Temple Conference Centre EC1A 2DE
Starts:
01:00pm
Ends:
02:30pm

Speaker Michael Steed is Chair of the McDougall Trust and an authority on French elections.

For more information contact Paul Wilder on admin@mcdougall.org.uk or vitsit the McDougall Trust website.

26th June 2012
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26 Jun 2012
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annual conference
electoral reform society
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Navigating the New Democracy: ERS Annual Conference

Venue:
LSO St Lukes
Starts:
09:00am
Ends:
05:00pm

We’ve lined up leading campaigners, commentators and politicians who are influencing the shape of our democracy to give you the opportunity to get up to speed on major developments; from localism, elected mayors and police commissioners to House of Lords reform and a Scottish referendum.

For more information visit our dedicated conference page...

29th May 2012
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29 May 2012
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new zealand
election
electoral systems
mcdougall
london

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New Zealand's MMP Referendum and General Election of November 2011

Venue:
City Temple Conference Centre EC1A 2DE
Starts:
01:00pm
Ends:
02:30pm

New Zealand's MMP Referendum and General Election of November 2011 with Professor Jack Vowles, University of Exeter

On November 26 2011 New Zealanders voted to retain their Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) electoral system by a comfortable margin of 58 to 42 per cent. In an earlier pair of referendums in 1992 and 1993, New Zealand had voted to shift to MMP from its former simple member plurality (SMP) system. In comparison with efforts to change electoral systems elsewhere, the New Zealand shift to MMP has been proven robust, and is now likely to persist. Using post-referendum survey data the paper develops an explanation of the ‘persistence of reform' in the New Zealand case of electoral system change. The paper also draws come comparisons between the British and New Zealand Electoral System Referendums, particularly with respect to their regulative frameworks
 
Jack Vowles is Professor of Political Science at the University of Exeter, although later this year he is returning to New Zealand to become Professor of Comparative Politics at Victoria University of Wellington. He has led the New Zealand Election Study since 1996, serves on the Planning Committee of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

For more information contact Paul Wilder on admin@mcdougall.org.uk or vitsit the McDougall Trust website.

30th March 2012
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30 Mar 2012
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women's representation
conference
unions
london

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Women, Power and Trade Unions

Venue:
TUC Congress House Great Russell Street London WC1B 3LS
Starts:
11:15am
Ends:
12:30pm

UNIONS the people who brought you the weekend and capped working hours and employment rights and protections and fair wages and pensions and ended child labour.

Places still available to attend this Unions 21 event. To register email: jsimms@atl.org.uk.

14th April 2012
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14 Apr 2012
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bite the ballot
youth
vote
london
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Bite the Ballot Voter Registration Rally

Venue:
Ministry of Sound, London
Starts:
12:00pm
Ends:
05:00pm

Bite the Ballot, Spirit Of London Awards, UpRise and media partner Community Channel's London360 are giving you the opportunity to be part of the biggest voting Registration Rally for young people in the UK, in the run up to the London Mayoral Elections on May 3rd 2012.

The Ministry of Sound in London will host a day of inspiration and edutainment with special guest speakers, artists, dancers, comedians, celebrities and most importantly young Londoners!

The level of disengagement and frustration among young people is at an all time high in the UK. This groundbreaking event aims to inspire and increase the youth vote in the upcoming London Mayoral elections. We want to empower the younger generation to be an active part of our democracy and realise the power of their vote to create the changes they need and want.

Follow event news on #YouthVoteLondon or visit www.bitetheballot.co.uk

15th February 2012
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15 Feb 2012
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devolution
scotland
lse
alex salmond
independence referendum
london

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Independence and Responsibility: the future of Scotland

Venue:
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building (LSE)
Starts:
06:30pm
Ends:
08:00pm

British Government@LSE public lecture

Alex Salmond will set out his vision for Scotland's future, including the opportunities provided by independence, setting the context for the Scottish government's plans for a referendum.

Alex Salmond is the first minister of Scotland. He was born in Linlithgow in 1954. He attended Linlithgow Academy before studying at St Andrews University, where he graduated with a joint honours MA in Economics and History. He became the first ever SNP First Minister of Scotland in May 2007 and won the Aberdeenshire East constituency at the May 2011 election, when the SNP won a majority of seats of in the Scottish Parliament. MSPs re-elected him unopposed for a second term as First Minister on May 18 2011.

Ticket Information

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. One ticket per person can be requested on Monday 6 February.

You can request your ticket online from Monday 6 February on the LSE website

17th January 2012
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17 Jan 2012
Tags: 
individual electoral registration
young people
youth
vote
london
voter registration
bite the ballot
shm foundation
electoral reform society
missing millions

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'What's it got to do with us? Individual Electoral Registration and the youth vote'

Venue:
House of Commons, Committee Room 2A
Starts:
11:00am
Ends:
01:00pm

Bite the Ballot, the SHM Foundation and the Electoral Reform Society have organised a unique roundtable meeting to hear empowered young voters debating the government’s proposals for Individual Electoral Registration.

If you would like to attend please contact us at ers@electoral-reform.org.uk

30th November 2011
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30 Nov 2011
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house of commons
ucl
london
electoral reform

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House of Commons Reform: Year One Report

Venue:
Grimond Room, Portcullis House, Westminster
Starts:
06:00pm
Ends:
08:00pm

Event organised by the University College London's Constitutional Unit with Sir George Young speaking.

17th April 2012
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17 Apr 2012
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mcdougall trust
research
workshop
london
boundaries

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The New Electoral Boundaries (England and Wales): Latest Position

Venue:
City Temple Conference Centre, Holborn EC1 2DE
Starts:
01:00pm
Ends:
02:30pm

Speakers include Professor Ron Johnston University of Bristol UK, Professor Charles Pattie University of Sheffield UK and David Rossiter.

Find out more at www.mcdougall.org.uk/workshops

27th March 2012
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27 Mar 2012
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workshop
mcdougall trust
research
london
women's representation
positive measures

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Electoral Systems and Gender Balance

Venue:
City Temple Conference Centre, Holborn EC1 2DE
Starts:
01:00pm
Ends:
02:30pm

Speakers include Dr Rosie Campbell London Birkbeck UK and Professor Sarah Childs University of Bristol UK.

Zipping, twinning or all women shortlists? A talk on electoral systems and the representation of women in politics.

Find out more at www.mcdougall.org.uk/workshops