Scottish Council Elections 2017: Young Voters

Scottish Council Elections 2017: Young Voters

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The Electoral Commission recently published an excellent blog post exploring young adults’ attitude towards electoral participation following the Scottish Council Elections, where sixteen and seventeen year olds were able to vote for the first time. Some of the data they included was really interesting so we wanted to share the highlights with you. Click here

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Elections in 2017

Elections in 2017

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Local Government Elections - May 4th 2017 In Local Elections you are voting for between one and three councillors to represent your ward on the local council. There are 388 local councils in England and about 20,000 councillors. More Information Mayoral Elections - May 4th 2017 Regional Mayors will be elected in the following areas; Cambridgeshire and Read more
Types of elections.

Types of elections.

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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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Why Vote? US Edition.

Why Vote? US Edition.

(Source: Reported Voting and Registration, by Sex and Single Years of Age: November 2012)  Who do you think politicians listen to? Although these figures relate to Presidential Elections in particular, the pattern that they present can be seen across elections at many levels of government, at both state and federal level. Politicians are likely to

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Spotted! Imperial War Museum: Women & the Vote!

Spotted! Imperial War Museum: Women & the Vote!

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On a recent visit to the Imperial War Museum we spotted these fantastic artefacts which encouraged women to vote for the first time in the election of 2018. These artefacts formed part of the museum's excellent First World War exhibition.  Following the Representation of the People act in February 1918, women over the age of 30 Read more
Local Voices Count

Local Voices Count

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For most people, the frantic months of campaigning in last year’s General Election will all be a distant memory as the normal routine of government falls back into place, but as far as local mandates go, it can feel a bit harder to muster the same enthusiasm again. In London, which I will not have a

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EURef: What do the parties say?

EURef: What do the parties say?

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Use this guide to find out more about what the political parties have to say about the referendum on the European Union. The parties are listed in order of their number of MPs. Conservatives Due to members of the Government holding differing views on the subject of EU membership the Conservative party will remain neutral

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