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Mayoral Elections: Volunteers Needed

Voting Counts – The Voting Counts website seeks to help people become engaged and informed about elections by providing politically neutral information about the how the decisions made by politicians affect our lives.

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Local Government: Elections

They Work For You – To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2019 to Question 175803, on Local Government: Elections, whether EU citizens will be eligible to (a) stand as candidates, (b) serve a full-term if elected and (c) vote in local government elections in England and […]

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Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill: Stage 1

They Work For You – I thank the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee for its scrutiny of the bill and its stage 1 report. I also thank the Local Government and Communities Committee for its valuable contribution to the consideration of the issues that we are about to debate.

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Ireland’s TV debates show the difference the electoral system makes

Electoral Reform Society – There are of course many factors that impact on how politicians behave. While Italy has been debating changing their system recently, whatever electoral system they use, the long history of massive regional differences, organised crime and centrism combined with ideological polarisation will have a huge impact.

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