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Should your vote be worth less as you get older?

I’m sure we’re all aware that the older you are, the more likely you are to vote, with the effect that politicians often ignore the needs of the young in favour of the old. After all, you’re always going to be more interested…

Election number-crunching: vote shares and differential turnout

I’ve been looking through the election numbers (and thanks to Stanno on Twitter for a spreadsheet packed full of election data) and here’s a few things I’ve noticed. The Liberal Democrats lost votes everywhere. There aren’t any chinks of light in seats where…

Worth Reading 50: One L of a good time

Half a century down, how many more to go? Leicester’s Mayor sacks the man supposed to scrutinise him – As many cities reject the idea of an elected Mayor, Jonathan Calder provides an example of why mayors don’t make for good governance. Electoral…

Why we should try weekend voting

One constant from across the country following Thursday’s elections is laments about the low turnout. Even by the usually low standards for local elections, where getting over 40% turnout is seen as an achievement, Thursday’s turnout was pretty woeful. Now, it may be…

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