Judges should decide which prisoners can retain the right to vote

By Areeq Chowdhury. In 2005, the European Court of Human Rights declared that the UK's blanket ban on prisoners voting in elections was illegal and violated human rights. A 12-year stand-off ensued and the UK Government came to a compromise allowing those on temporary release and at home under curfew to vote in elections. But … Continue reading Judges should decide which prisoners can retain the right to vote

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Intersectional Suffrage: A focus on the women that didn’t get the vote in 1918

By Tess Woolfenden. This year marks 100 years since Parliament passed the Representation of the People Act – the act that extended the vote to women in Britain for the first time in history. While this marked an historic and important shift towards electoral equality in Britain, many women continued to be denied the vote … Continue reading Intersectional Suffrage: A focus on the women that didn’t get the vote in 1918

Youth apathy on a European scale?

By Alex Campbell. It is a constantly repeated mantra that ‘young people today’ in the UK and Europe are uninterested in politics. Voter turnout is falling rapidly and the youth vote in particular is in freefall. This is backed up by statistical evidence. The British Election Study from 2013 notes that turnout is lower among young … Continue reading Youth apathy on a European scale?