Despite the relatively low level of allegations, 36% of people believe electoral fraud is a ‘very big’ or ‘fairly big’ problem. These people, however, were more likely to have seen stories in the media about fraud… … Read the full post »
Read about the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, held on Thursday 5 May and fought under new boundaries.
The SNP, led by Alex Salmond, won an overall majority.
Campaign spending totals by the parties for the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections have been published. … Read the full post »
The Electoral Commission’s report into May’s Scottish elections is now out and broadly paints a positive picture of how the elections were administered. … Read the full post »
During the week, I’ve done a series of posts about the poor Liberal Democrat election results, which were leavened by only a few bright spots. … Read the full post »
There was a highly symbolic moment late in the Yes campaign when its final TV broadcast was made. … Read the full post »
If Liberal Democrats simply ape the language of others, it will sound like the party is just aping their actions too rather than promoting its own beliefs. … Read the full post »
The Liberal Democrat councillor base matters because it is the heart of the party’s fabled grassroots campaigning machine. … Read the full post »
There are many things political parties and campaigners can learn from the grassroots and online efforts of both sides in the AV referendum, but the most important is a reminder of the limitations of both. … Read the full post »
Many Liberal Democrats – both currently and the 2010 voters – want the party to distance itself from the Tories, but by a massive majority wants to stay in the coalition. … Read the full post »
I’m instinctively sceptical of people who react to a poor election result by saying ‘we’ve just got to explain better’. … Read the full post »