Voting is just one way to have your say about how the UK is being run, if you’re wondering why you should get involved this is the article for you!
General Elections are an opportunity for the public to elect a Member of Parliament to represent their constituency in Parliament. Members of the public decide who to vote for by considering a number of factors including; each political party’s manifesto promises, or the...
Learn more about local elections, and how their outcomes could have visible effects on your community.
The European Elections might take place in the UK on the 23rd May 2019. In these elections you’ll be deciding who will represent your region in the European Parliament.
In 1997, a referendum saw 74% of voters backed the creation of a Scottish Parliament. A year later, in 1998, the Scotland Act was passed by the Westminster Parliament and the first elections for...
A by-election is a bit like a mini-general election, held in a single constituency to decide upon a new MP, following the seat becoming ‘vacant’ between two general elections. They are usually held because...
The way the Welsh Assembly is elected is a little more complicated than in the rest of the UK.
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 Assembly scrutinises the work of the Mayor and holds the power to amend the Mayor’s budget and reject ‘Mayoral strategies’ (policy objectives). They are also responsible for overseeing important issues for Londoners such as transport, policing and the environment.