Read my posts about the political reform campaign group, Unlock Democracy.


Unlock Democracy: the elections are worse than I feared

Back in March I wrote about my concerns over the elections rules for Unlock Democracy’s internal elections: “Good news – supporters are being asked to submit nominations for its governing council. Bad news – the highly restrictive campaigning rules that make even the old Liberal Democrat internal election rules seem rather generous.” … Read the full post »


Labour’s muddle over electoral registration

Last year, Conservative minister Mark Harper got up in Parliament to announce the government’s plans to speed up the introduction of individual electoral registration. At the time, the news was fairly low key and uncontroversial. It was the previous Labour government that had legislated for its introduction following repeated calls from all political parties and … Read the full post »