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.
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 »