November 2018

Mid Sussex Voter ID Trial tries to fix a problem that doesn’t exist

Mid-Sussex Liberal Democrats: For the first time ever, Mid Sussex residents will have to produce their polling cards or a verifiable ID at polling stations to cast their vote. Mid Sussex has volunteered to take part in a pilot scheme which, if successful, could see this scheme rolled out across mainland UK. The move follows […]

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Cumbria council prepares to vote on unitary reorganisation proposals

Public Sector Executive: Cumbria County Council has submitted proposals for moving to a unitary system which will go before the council next week. Cumbria CC members will be asked to vote on a local government reorganisation which would see the county council and six district councils combine its responsibilities.

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#VoteLocal: UK Local Elections 2019

Crowdfunder – Voting Counts: This year we’re encouraging people to #VoteLocal, but to do so we need to educate people about the importance of engaging with local politics. We’re fundraising so that we can create promotional material and run social media advertising in the run up to the election. We’d also love to do some […]

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Jobs, candidate data, and ideas from America

Democracy Club:   Candidates data – We recently began our chats with local authorities for the run up to May 2019. Specifically, we’ve been encouraging them to add grid coordinates to their polling locations. This will mean we can be hyper-accurate on the map pins that show people where to go, right down to the correct […]

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Brexit: New referendum still an option, says Emily Thornberry

BBC News– Labour frontbencher Emily Thornberry has told the BBC “all options remain on the table”, including a new referendum, if MPs vote down a Brexit deal.She was asked about party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s comment to a German newspaper that Brexit cannot be stopped.Labour would prefer a general election, she said, but could campaign for “a […]

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