For any Parliamentary by-election now taking place, the timetable has been extended from 21 to 27 working days. … Read the full post »
Here are my posts about Parliamentary by-elections in general. There’s a separate tag for each specific one I’ve written about – just hit search to find those posts.
Having got fixed-term Parliaments and so got rid of the absurdity that the Prime Minister gets to fix the time of a general election in order to maximise their own party’s chances at an election, it’s about time that Parliamentary by-elections were treated similarly. … Read the full post »
Much of the BBC’s political coverage is great. Its reporting of by-election results, however, is anything but. … Read the full post »
Curation has become rather a buzzword in the last couple of years, with the idea that there is a niche for people and brands who curate content for their audience. … Read the full post »
Well, this made it pretty easy to decide what to blog about my trip yesterday to help Marisha Ray in the Croydon North by-election: To find out more about Marisha Ray’s campaign and how to help it, see www.CroydonNorthLibDems.org.uk.
This week’s Politics Weekly podcast from The Guardian features, ahem, myself alongside Martin Kettle, Nick Cohen and Tom Clark. … Read the full post »
Parliamentary by-election timetables will be lengthened, Returning Officers face losing pay for under-performance and postal voters will be better informed about problems in future. … Read the full post »
Good news from the Cabinet Office, with its announcement of pre-legislative scrutiny of plans to increase the timetable for general elections and, more significantly, for Parliamentary by-elections. … Read the full post »
In amongst all the bad results, it’s understandable that news from two of the best candidates I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years has been mostly overlooked. But it’s worth highlighting that Dave Hodgson won re-election as Mayor in Bedford, whilst Zuffar Haq held on to second place in Leicester South. … Read the full post »
The by-election team in Oldham East & Saddleworth have confirmed that Phil Woolas’s judicial review judgement won’t be given this week. … Read the full post »