Government & Politics
Latest Government & Politics Publications
This new research note surveys existing work on the subject to show that the Alternative Vote system would create far more problems than it has a hope of solving.
This report tests the Alternative Vote in six key areas: proportionality; safe seats; decisive results; wasted votes; tactical voting and MPs being elected on less than 50% of the vote and finds that in only one (the latter) does it constitute an improvement over First Past the Post.
Local Seats for Local People? finds that the Boundary Review process in the UK is inefficient and produces undemocratic results. The report sets out proposals which will drastically reduce the time taken to conduct a review, depoliticise the process and ultimately improve representation.
Latest Government & Politics Blogs
Dr Graham Gudgin – Policy Exchange’s Chief Economic Adviser, former Director of the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre, and Special Advisor to the Northern Ireland First Minister from 1998-2002 – examines the deal signed this week between the Conservative Government and the DUP, and argues that Scottish nationalist criticism of extra spending in Northern Ireland is hypocritical and misplaced.
John Blake — Policy Exchange’s Head of Education and Social Reform, a self-proclaimed Corbynsceptic – considers the remarkable success of Jeremy Corbyn in the 2017 general election, exploring the ingredients which made up Jeremy’s “marvellous medicine”.
Dr Austen Morgan, a barrister in London and Belfast, one of the UUP’s talks team for the Belfast Agreement and author of The Belfast Agreement: a practical legal analysis, explains why Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was wrong when he told the Prime Minister that any agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) would be in breach of the Good Friday Agreement.
Latest Government & Politics News
The Spectator’s Isabel Hardman covers Policy Exchange’s event with John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons. The Speaker set out his thoughts on how PMQs could be improved (beyond better behaviour from MPs), including a longer session and a mix of open and substantive questions from MPs.
Latest Government & Politics Events
Conservative Conference 2015 | Brains before brawn: Should cities have to be smart before they are given more powers?
With Lord Holmes of Richmond; Russell Howarth, Nominet; Jonn Elledge, CityMetric; Gavin Starks, Open Data Institute; and Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange.
With Chi Onwurah MP; Hetan Shah, Royal Statistical Society; Emma Carr, Big Brother Watch; Martin Tisné, Omidyar Network; Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange.
With Ivan Lewis MP; Kru Desai, KPMG; Simon Parker, New Local Government Network; Professor Tony Travers, LSE; and Steve Hughes, Policy Exchange.