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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Types of elections.

Types of elections.

BriefingsElection

General Election A national vote held every five years that decides who your MP will be and which party/parties will form a Government. By-Election The election of an MP in a single constituency to fill a vacancy that arises before the next general election. Local Election Elections that take place to choose representatives for local

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Policy Matrix Launch

Policy Matrix Launch

2015 ElectionVoting Counts

Today [23nd March 2015] Voting Counts launches its newest project. ‘The Policy Matrix’ will allow visitors to easily compare the five major political parties views on issues they care about. The new page picks out 1-3 policies from key policy areas (such as Housing, NHS, Foreign Policy and Education), simplifies them and then allows for

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