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Electoral Commission: 30% don’t vote due to inconvenient voting system

30% of non-voters in the 2017 UK General Election did not vote due to the inconvenience of current voting methods, according to a new report by the Electoral Commission. In their report, Voting in 2017: Understanding public attitudes towards elections and voting, the Electoral Commission found that 19% of non-voters in their survey did not vote because […]

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Boundary changes are not the answer to creating more fairness in our political system

The latest proposals for boundary changes were published on Tuesday. Constituency boundaries are not a trivial concern, particularly when there is the opportunity for gerrymandering, and it’s important for there to be an independent body making recommendations for changes as constituency populations change – as the Boundary Commission has done. But hailing boundary changes as […]

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Ministers urged to ditch plans to cut number of MPs by 50

A new map of MPs’ constituencies produced by the boundary commissions for England, Scotland and Wales would boost the Conservative party’s chances of winning an election and do away with Jeremy Corbyn’s north London constituency seat. Labour and the Liberal Democrats have called on ministers to abandon plans to cut the number of MPs from 650 to […]

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No-deal Brexit requires a general election, Carwyn Jones says

Carwyn Jones has argued there would have to be a general election in 2019 if Theresa May failed to secure a Brexit deal by that deadline. Talks at securing a deal with the other 27 EU states on trade and on any remaining budget payments have stalled. Some MPs have backed a “no deal” Brexit while others […]

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