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20 things we learned about democracy in March 2015

20 things we learned about democracy in March 2015

The General Election is (nearly) here! And here at Democratic Audit UK, we’ve been ferreting away trying to find the most interesting clumps of information, conjecture, opinion and miscellaneous. Collating it all for your pleasure, as ever, is Sean Kippin, who has been helped enormously by the launch of the Democratic Dashboard – a new voter resource bringing […]

20 things we learned about democracy in February 2015

20 things we learned about democracy in February 2015

February is the shortest month of the year, but with May’s General Election waddling ever closer, democracy factoids are never far away. Here, Democratic Audit UK’s Sean Kippin rounds up 20 more inane, amusing, and occasionally interesting bits of trivia and research for your amusement.  Similar Posts20 things we learned about democracy in March 201520 […]

20 things we learned about democracy in January 2015

20 things we learned about democracy in January 2015

Christmas is over, 2015 is here, and the General Election we are constantly being told is only a matter of (tens of) days away. As the locomotive that is British democracy chugs back into gear after its winter break, we are left, as ever, questioning whether we actually learned anything new. Fortunately, Democratic Audit UK’s Sean […]

20 things we learned about democracy in November 2014

20 things we learned about democracy in November 2014

Traditionally, November isn’t a particularly pleasant month, with autumn giving way to winter, and Christmas just too far away to provide any real solace. But did we learn anything about democracy that might cheer us up? Democratic Audit’s Sean Kippin does his best to do just that, bringing us factoids about white vans, immigration, Prime […]

20 things we learned about democracy in October 2014

20 things we learned about democracy in October 2014

What happened in October 2014 that democrats will find interesting? Lots, it turns out, including revelations about the position of names on ballot papers, drones, and of course UKIP. Sean Kippin rounds up 20 interesting pieces of information that made themselves known this month.  Similar Posts20 things we learned about democracy in January 2015How democratic […]

20 things we learned about democracy in September 2014

20 things we learned about democracy in September 2014

September 2014 was a big month for democracy, with party conferences and of course the Scottish independence referendum. Democratic Audit’s Sean Kippin rounds up 20 things that we learned about democracy this month, and talks about the referendum and conferences, but also elections in the House of Lords, human rights, and KFC chicken.  Similar PostsThe […]

20 things we learned about democracy in August 2014

20 things we learned about democracy in August 2014

Parliament was in recess throughout August, despite calls for its recall. Even so, none of this meant that British democracy stopped last month, with numerous interesting facts, factoids, and observations revealing themselves. Sean Kippin of Democratic Audit selects the best and most interesting. Similar Posts20 things we learned about democracy in March 201520 things we […]

20 things we learned about democracy in July 2014

20 things we learned about democracy in July 2014

July 2014 was a quieter month for democracy, with things settling down into a lull for the summer. But that doesn’t mean that nothing of note happened, with Sean Kippin bringing you the latest instalment of our 20 things we learned about democracy series, which is once again bursting with choice nuggets of democracy information […]

20 things we learned about democracy in June 2014

20 things we learned about democracy in June 2014

June 2014 proved to be another eventful month for democracy, with revelations about security, surveillance, Scottish independence, and the European Parliament and local elections. Here, Sean Kippin rounds up 20 interesting nuggets of information which made themselves known this month.  Similar Posts20 things we learned about democracy in January 2015Interview part 2: Tim Bale on Ed […]

The political affiliations of the UK’s national newspapers have shifted, but there is again a heavy Tory predominance

The political affiliations of the UK’s national newspapers have shifted, but there is again a heavy Tory predominance

The 2010 General Election saw the Conservatives gain a number of newspaper endorsements, and failed to win outright. But while there is a consensus that newspaper endorsements matter less today than they once did, they remain a significant force in shaping the political outlooks of their readers. In the 2012 Audit of Democracy, Stuart Wilks-Heeg, Andrew […]

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