After the humiliating defeat of the Alternative Vote last year, you might think that supporters of electoral reform should keep quiet. After all, only 32% of the 42% of the electorate who bothered to vote actually supported changing the electoral system. Some may argue that
An interview with Margot James, Conservative MP for Stourbridge in the West Midlands.
In mid-April 2012, surveys released by a number of polling organisations suggested that, were a general election to take place, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) would receive more votes than the Liberal Democrats, and take their place as the third party of British politics.[i] Subsequent
This article by Patrick English takes a look at the history of the British Parliament and what clues it gives to the problems it faces today in attempting to fulfil its duty of representing the electorate.
Should the UK abolish its monarchy? In this article, Sam Walsh argues that the monarchy should be abolished.
Conservative Future: A democratic deficit or a democratic asset? The case against House of Lords reform
An article by Conservative Future at Sheffield University.
An article by Liberal Youth at Sheffield University.
Article by Calum Young, in which he points out the increasing isolationalism of British policy-makers in Europe whilst they simultaneously hold on to the right to vote on issues. Does this open up a new ‘West Lothian Question’? Is this a an emerging Paris Puzzle?
In our Debate Article this month, Pippa Machin and Matthew Byatt go head to head on religious leadership and their influence in public policy.
Patrick English outlines criticism from a debate recently raised at an Exchange event at the University of Sheffield Union of Students