MPs clamour for electronic voting in the House of Commons

Following the vote on the European Union Withdrawal Bill, a number of MPs have called for the UK to introduce electronic voting in Parliament with the Green Party Co-Leader, Caroline Lucas MP, describing the current system as "barmy". The SNP MP for Aberdeen North, Kirsty Blackman, tweeted that the existing lobby system is "archaic" and … Continue reading MPs clamour for electronic voting in the House of Commons

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Inclusive Voting: Panel Discussion

By Maya Fryer. On the 12th of July 2017, WebRoots Democracy held a panel discussion related to their latest report, Inclusive Voting, in Committee Room 15, House of Commons. The panel consisted of Cat Smith MP (Shadow Voter Engagement Minister, Labour); Baroness Sal Brinton (President, Liberal Democrats); Jonathan Bartley (Co-Leader, Green Party); Sian Roberts (Chief Executive, … Continue reading Inclusive Voting: Panel Discussion

Constituency boundary changes: A missed opportunity?

By Marcus Edwards. The constituency boundary changes are a necessary measure to equalise the number of voters in each constituency. This is a positive step towards a more representative and true democracy.  If we are focused however on changing our democracy for the better in time for the 2020 election, then there are many more … Continue reading Constituency boundary changes: A missed opportunity?

Constituents should be able to vote online on issues like Syria airstrikes

By Alex Wiltshire. A decision regarding any military action in Syria should be undertaken with close consultation with the electorate, and an online constituent vote could be the perfect solution. The House of Commons will on Wednesday hold a debate and subsequent vote on whether the UK should extend its bombing campaign against the so-called … Continue reading Constituents should be able to vote online on issues like Syria airstrikes