A cross party group comprising of Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie, Labour MP Alan Whitehead and Lib Dem Peer Paul Tyler have today launched a draft parliamentary bill on party funding. There have been several attempts to break the deadlock over party funding reform before. This one however has a significant advantage over the...
This year’s English county council elections have again highlighted how our voting system is broken. Can the Sustainable Communities Act be used to reform it?
Both Local Works and Unlock Democracy have submitted evidence to a review of the Sustainable Communities Act.
It’s easy to dismiss ideas such as voter lotteries as gimmicky, but don’t underestimate the importance of social norms when it comes to low voter turnout.
Blog review of Unlock Democracy Merseyside & West Cheshire held a hugely successful public meeting on Saturday 13th July
In our April constitutional convention, we asked our panel about their identity and what they thought about the need for a constitutional convention. The results show a clear variation across the UK - and within England.
Cornwall Council have voted unanimously in favour of using the Sustainable Communities Act
Summary of the first Grassroots Democracy Meet Up March 2013
It is not true to say that the Falklands War lead to Margaret Thatcher winning the following general election; it was our broken electoral system wot won it.
The close ties between the House of Lords and the lobbying industry have gone on for too long.