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"The Bradford Earthquake": how Bradford West was won

26/01/2013

UPDATE: MONDAY 28 JANUARY 2013 - FULL REPORT AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD The shock outcome of the Bradford West by-election  ̶  the dramatic loss of a relatively ...

Is this the biggest government ever?

18/10/2012

In our latest full Audit of democracy in the UK, we highlighted our concern that the size of the so-called 'payroll vote’ in the House of Commons is diminishing the independence of parliament fro...

A major new UK politics teaching and learning resource

21/09/2012

Our fourth complete Audit of democracy in the UK was published in July 2012 and launched via exclusive coverage in The Guardian newspaper.  The Audit brings together a vast amount of resea...

Who Governs Merseyside: Results of the Public Vote

18/10/2011

Merseyside residents were invited to vote either following our well-attended first event on 'Who governs Merseyside?’, held at the Bluecoat on 6 October 2011, or on-line via www.democraticaudit.c...

Who Governs Merseyside? Event and Briefing Paper

21/09/2011

Update: 7 October 2011 - the public vote on how has the power to shape public policy on Merseyside is now open (until noon on 14 October) Update: 5 October 2011- download our Who Governs Mersey...

Corporate and Financial Dominance in Britain’s Democracy

26/07/2011

"In this compelling and unmissable analysis, David Beetham has expertly outlined how and why democracy is subservient to corporate power, and finance, in the UK" – Will Straw, founding editor of ...

Democratic Audit modelling of boundary changes

06/06/2011

Democratic Audit has modelled how constituency boundaries could change using the new rules contained in the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011. The Act will see the number of c...

AV Referendum Briefing

04/05/2011

On the eve of the referendum on reform of the electoral system, Democratic Audit has published an AV Referendum Briefing. The Briefing reviews the evidence about how well the UK's current electoral...

AV Talk at Al-Ghazali Centre

20/04/2011

On the 5th May voters in the UK will be asked in a referendum whether they want to change the electoral system used to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Dr Stuart Wilks-Heeg Executive Director...

Democratic Audit & Federal Trust Debate on Electoral Reform

28/03/2011

In light of the forthcoming referendum on electoral reform, Democratic Audit and the Federal Trust have organised a debate structured around contributions from three expert speakers each taking con...

DA's Director appears before select committee

07/03/2011

Stuart Wilks-Heeg gave evidence on the 3rd March to the House Of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee on the Constitutional implications of the Cabinet Manual. The session can be v...

Funding Political Parties in Great Britain: a Pathway to Reform

14/10/2010

Democratic Audit has published a new report: Funding Political Parties in Great Britain: A Pathway to Reform. Further details and additional data and analysis are available on the report's companio...

Democratic Audit study for BBC Newsnight

13/08/2010

Dr Stuart Wilks-Heeg and Stephen Crone have completed a study for BBC Newsnight. Projecting the Impact of 'Reduce and Equalise' looks at where constituencies could be lost if government plans to re...

Democracy is Dead, Long Live Democracy

11/08/2010

Dr Stuart Wilks Heeg (Director of Democratic Audit) has written an essay entitled Democracy is Dead, Long Live Democracy, as part of a series of twenty essays exploring the future of the public and...

New book on the power of the British Prime Minister

15/04/2010

Andrew Blick's (Senior Research Fellow, Democratic Audit) new book Premiership: the development, nature and power of the office of the British prime minister, written jointly with Prof. George Jone...

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