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A look forward: 2018 London elections (part 1)

January 1, 2018

As a New Year begins, I am setting out the scene for this year’s London elections, a critical test for the three main English parties. This is the first of three posts, setting the scene and covering 10 boroughs (B to G, alphabetically). May’s local elections will be a crucial test for the British political […]

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Labour shafted a little less by new London Boundary Proposals

October 27, 2012

Last week, the Boundary Commission published its revised recommendations for the changes to English constituencies following the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituency Act 2011.  These recommendations follow on from the initial recommendations published last September and respond to comments raised in the consultation process. This is a less academic exercise than we might have thought […]

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Some Problems With AV…

April 10, 2011

We’ve posted before about how poor the arguments from both the Yes and No campaigns have been on the Alternative Vote.  This is an attempt to look at a few concerns I have with AV without the stupid arguments about voting machines and this costing the lives of soldiers and infants (no, Baroness Warsi, the […]

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#108: 1983, Billy Bragg, A New England

March 6, 2011

George and Ray seem to have been on a teenage nostalgia ’80s trip with their recent STLAS entries, and I’m not one to buck a trend. Back in December, George recounted his best gigs of the year. I went to three of the ones on his list and would agree with all of them. However, […]

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