Tag Archives: electoral reform

October caption competition

For this month’s caption competition I have selected a picture taken from an occasion some years ago when I was interviewed for Al Jazeera England by Sir David Frost.  I was appearing to discuss electoral reform with Anthony Barnett, who … Continue reading

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No to PR and an elected second chamber

Some Conservative colleagues argue vehemently against the introduction of proportional representation for elections to the House of Commons but support an elected second chamber.  I point out to them that there is an inherent inconsistency in their argument. The fundamental … Continue reading

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Votes that count

As eagle-eyed readers may have noticed, I had an article in The Times yesterday making the case against electoral reform.  (It’s on page 77 if you missed it.)  Ken Ritchie of the Electoral Reform Society put the case for.  We … Continue reading

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Media round

I have been in Westminster today to do some media interviews.  I shall be back again for the same reason next week. Today’s interviews may be of interest to our international readers (or reader!).  This morning, I recorded an interview for … Continue reading

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Debating electoral reform

The Speakers’ Corner Trust provides an online forum in which protagonists can present and debate each side of a particular issue. I have just debated with Ken Ritchie, chief executive of the Electoral Reform Society, on the subject of electoral reform.  You can read … Continue reading

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