January 2019

Think another general election is unlikely? Think again

The Guardian – Could a general election be looming? It might seem unlikely. Last time Theresa May dissolved parliament, she had a 24-point lead and higher personal ratings than Margaret Thatcher or Tony Blair in their pomp. Labour had suffered one of its worst postwar defeats just two years earlier. And yet the Conservatives lost their […]

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European Parliament: Elections

They Work For You – To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) EU representatives on holding European parliamentary elections in the UK in 2019 in the event that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is delayed.

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USA – High-stakes voting machine decision deserves more scrutiny

The Inquirer Daily News Philly – By this November, Philadelphia’s big electronic voting machines will be just a memory, if Governor Wolf and the Department of State have their way. They have given the City Commissioners a directive to put a paper ballot voting system in place, preferably in time for use in 2019.

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Leaving the European Union – Statement

They Work For You – My Lords, will the Leader of the House answer two questions arising from the Statement? First, will she recognise that the Prime Minister’s description of her inability to rule out no deal is short of veracity?

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Voting Rights

They Work For You – Today, I can confirm that the Government has reached a reciprocal agreement with Spain that will secure the rights of UK nationals in Spain, and Spanish citizens in the UK, to stand and vote in local elections now and in the future. This is a positive step forward in our future […]

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General Elections: Deposits

They Work For You – The requirement for candidates to pay a deposit of £500 in order to stand for election to the House of Commons is set out in primary legislation. The Government is not seeking to change this requirement at present.

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