The Fixed Term Parliament Act

The Fixed Term Parliament Act

Briefings

The ability of the Prime Minister to call an early General Election is one that was changed during the 2010-15 Coalition government. The process of being able to do so relies upon two events set out in the Fixed Term Parliament Act. In the past, the Prime Minister could call a General Election whenever they

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Party Leadership Elections: UKIP, SNP, Green Party and Lib Dem

Party Leadership Elections: UKIP, SNP, Green Party and Lib Dem

BriefingsElection

Liberal Democrat leadership elections Nominations: Candidates require 200 nominations from party members and at-least 10% of Lib Dem MPs. These nominations need to be from at-least 20 different local branches. Who gets to vote? All paid-up members under the system of One Member One Vote. Electoral system: Alternative Vote via postal ballot UKIP leadership elections Nominations: Candidates must receive

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Press: Launch of the new Voting Counts website!

Press: Launch of the new Voting Counts website!

Voting Counts

Voting Counts launches new website ahead of London Mayoral Elections and EU Referendum. Voting Counts, an unbiased political resource, has launched its new website ahead of the upcoming elections  for London Mayor and EU Referendum. The website aims to help young people make informed decisions by explaining the basics of British politics and allowing them

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First Past The Post

What is First Past the Post? (FPTP) FPTP is the electoral system used to elect MPs to the House of Commons.  FPTP is a plurality electoral system in which the winning candidate only needs one vote more than their leading opponent in order to win their seat. The winning candidate does not need to achieve a majority Read more

How To Vote

If you want to vote in elections you must first be registered to vote. If you're a student living away from home, you can register to vote at both addresses. Register to Vote! You can now register to vote online, its very quick to do. You just need to know your name, address and your national Read more

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