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How long have we used first past the post?

Electoral Reform Society – We’re right to be proud of the long history of parliamentary democracy in Britain. But the way we elect MPs to Westminster is a relatively new development in that history. There have been countless reforms over the last 800 years to how the people who represent us are chosen.

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Females: Candidates

They Work for you – One of our aims for the Women’s Suffrage Centenary was to ensure more women participate in politics and decision-making.

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Political Parties: Disclosure of Information

They Work For You – The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 requires registered political parties to report cash and non-cash donations and borrowing to the Electoral Commission on a quarterly basis. Parliament made it an offence to deliver, without reasonable excuse, donation reports that are inaccurate or miss the statutory deadline.

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Elections: Digital Technology

They Work for you – To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the subject of imprints for digital electoral material was discussed in meetings the Minister for the Consitution had with Facebook and Google on electoral reform in September 2018.

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