The House of Commons Library has a research note out explaining the rules about election purdah, or as it’s now known, the pre-election period of sensitivity. … Read the full post »
Read about how UK elections are run, including changes to the law and what the regulator, the Electoral Commission, has got up to.
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Back in the years of New Labour, the government ran an extensive set of pilots to see what might raise turnout in elections. … Read the full post »
Charnwood Council is getting in touch with postal voters for the Shelthorpe by-election after a candidate’s name was left off ballot papers. … Read the full post »
At first glance, the story from Canada of a political campaigner caught removing a leaflet from a rival sounds like the sort of story that crops up every now and again. … Read the full post »
The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised police to charge Jonathon Seed with making a false declaration in the nomination papers for the Wiltshire 2020 Police and Crime Commissioner elections. … Read the full post »
“You don’t strengthen our democracy by making it harder for people to vote” – Alistair Carmichael. … Read the full post »
An update on financial saga around Northampton Town Football Club, which earlier this year resulted in seven people being charged over donations made to the Conservative Party in 2014. … Read the full post »
Seven people have been charged with electoral offences by police investigating a missing £10.25m loan to Northampton Town Football Club. … Read the full post »
Cllr John Robertson has resigned his seat – only to say he will stand again in the by-election triggered to fill the vacancy. … Read the full post »
It is going to cost over £1 million to run a new election for the Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) due to the Conservative… … Read the full post »