Here’s the proportion of local election candidates of the three main parties who were female over the last twenty-five years. … Read the full post »
Read about the 2009 local elections. Rather than being held on the first Thursday in May, they were delayed until June in order to coincide with the European Parliament elections.
The Conservatives, under David Cameron, made significant gains. They were at the expense of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party.
An election result determined by one vote has been upheld after a ruling that no ballot paper had been mislaid after all. … Read the full post »
A public hearing has started into an election that was decided by just one vote, but where one ballot paper has gone missing. … Read the full post »
The Electoral Commission and police have just published a report into the allegations of electoral malpractice at the elections held in June 2009. … Read the full post »
A rather mixed tale emerges from the latest election turnout figures I’ve been looking at, including the Glasgow North East Parliamentary by-election. … Read the full post »
Figures revealing which party’s candidates were most likely to do leafleting, canvassing, internet campaigning and a set of other activities have just been published by the Electoral Commission. … Read the full post »
Over the last few years a wide range of attempts have been made to raise turnout at elections in the UK. … Read the full post »
Labour has been ridiculed for sending out campaign leaflets urging people to vote for the party in a local election in which it is not standing. … Read the full post »
The first big electoral news on a night where Labour is expecting bad news is indeed bad news for Labour and good news for the Liberal Democrats. … Read the full post »
I started working for the Lib Dems in 2000, just as the Electoral Commission was being created. Through the years a regular part of my job has been… … Read the full post »