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What is a Recall Election?

A relatively new democratic tool in the UK. The recall process allows constituents to hold their MPs to account outside the regular electoral cycle. History of recall Whilst since 1981 MPs would lose their...

Why women shouldn’t vote

Political activity will tend to take away woman from proper sphere and highest duty, which is maternity. It will tend by the divisions which it will introduce to break up the harmony of the...

Am I left or right wing?

Even the most minimal engagement with politics appears to throw up the words ‘left-wing’ or ‘right-wing’ to describe politicians, activists, and policies. These terms are commonly used in headlines, whether it’s over outcry about...

Female Firsts: Who was Nancy Astor?

Nancy Astor was the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons. Astor was not, as she is sometimes mistakenly described, the first female MP. This accolade goes to Constance Markievicz, who...