Archive for Election law
More details have come of how Welsh Assembly (Possibly) Members John Dixon and Aled Roberts have ended up in the predicament of having their election questioned, but the eventual outcome is still unclear.
Two former Liberal Democrat councillors in Eastleigh (one deselected, the other left the party following the deselection) have been making allegations to the media that Chris Huhne overspent on his general election expenses. But the evidence published so far does not support the claims.
In a vote this week the House of Lords decided to make it significantly easier for future Parliaments to change the rules for fixed term Parliaments.
The control of Bury Council came down to one seat. Recounts couldn't separate the two candidates. So short straws were drawn to see who won and hence who got control of the council.
Mark Pack explains how to fill in the paperwork that comes with a postal vote.
Two candidates for Mayor of Leicester have failed to get their manifestos into the booklet sent to all voters.
Newsletter number three from the Boundary Commission for England is out, and as expected it confirms the Commission’s plans to use the Euro-region boundaries as a way of dividing up England during the review. For more about the reviews in general, including in other parts of the UK, see my post Parliamentary boundary reviews: details […]
The Government has lost its final appeal against a human rights ruling requiring Britain to give prisoners the vote.
Scientific American reports on a recent Journal of Experimental Social Psychology article by Larry Sanna and his associates at the University of North Carolina which shows how people who have just moved upwards are more virtuous.
To coincide with the start of the delivery of its educational booklets, the Electoral Commission has also launched a TV advertising campaign to inform people about the referendum and elections being held in May.