Monthly Archives: March 2015

A vote for a voice anyone?

“Voting is futile”, said one of my brothers. “The whole system of voting is alien to me”, said my sister, but perhaps most striking, and indeed the underlying premise of this post, is the fact that the latter sibling, although … Continue reading

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Don’t be stuck in second gear… #RegAFriend

For people of a certain age, it’s upsetting to think that it is now more than 20 years since the first episode of the US sitcom Friends aired on UK TV. At the time it launched, the show kicked off … Continue reading

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You don’t have to have a home in order to register to vote

As a leading charity for homeless and vulnerable people in London, SHP works with some of the most marginalised people in society. Many of our clients struggle to access vital opportunities and resources such as health care, employment, housing, education … Continue reading

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Nobody at the Electoral Commission can use a PC – or so we told them…

Last week staff at the Commission walked in to find signs on their computers saying ‘You can’t use a PC today’.  I’m an early starter so I spent the first hour of my day suggesting people should turn over the sign … Continue reading

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Getting Students to vote at the General Election

In September we launched our general election manifesto New Deal for the Next Generation and #GenerationVote – a campaign for students and students’ unions to get people talking about the election and registered to vote. Since then, we’ve seen students’ … Continue reading

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Electoral Law Matters

The law that underpins elections in the UK is under review – and you can respond to the consultation phase now. It’s easy to forget that elections in the UK, including those that we are all busy preparing for in … Continue reading

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The Law Commission and Electoral Law Reform

  Electoral law in the UK is spread across more than 25 statutes, and many more statutory instruments. It has become increasingly complex and fragmented, and difficult to use. Many new types of elections and referendums have recently been introduced. … Continue reading

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