February 2019

Now we are six

Democracy Club – At some point this week there were six different people doing paid work on Democracy Club stuff, what meteoric growth! The FTE is still about 3.5, but hey, we’ll soon be a tech unicorn.

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The UK needs a new electoral system not a new political party

Democratic Audit – The resignation of 11 MPs from the two main parties (eight from Labour and three from the Conservatives to date, with more rumoured) to form the Independent Group, a  proto-political party, has garnered much attention. Splits in parliamentary political parties summon a nervousness in our political elite that is relatively specific to […]

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2019 United Kingdom local elections

Wikipedia – Local elections in the United Kingdom are scheduled to be held on Thursday 2 May 2019, contesting about 270 English local councils, six directly elected mayors in England, and all 11 local councils in Northern Ireland. Additionally, there will be by-elections for a number of local authority seats.

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