Here is the unmentioned reality behind all-women shortlists: the Lib Dems have used all-women shortlists, they worked, and the sky didn’t fall in. … Read the full post »
Read about the 1999 European Parliament Election, held on 10 June. The Liberal Democrats, led for the final time into an election by Paddy Ashdown, secured 11.9% of the vote and won ten seats.
The elections were held using list PR and the d’Hondt system.
Although it’s normal for candidates to leave the security of ballot boxes firmly in the hands of elections staff, there is in fact a long-standing legal right dating back to the 1872 Ballot Act for candidates to put their own seals on ballot boxes. … Read the full post »