Archive for November 13th, 2015

Fewer and older: Consequences of the decline in party membership in the UK

Fewer and older: Consequences of the decline in party membership in the UK

Recent years have seen an increase in membership of some of the smaller parties but this has not compensated for the overall decline in party membership across the UK. Andrew Defty considers the implications of this, from the reduced revenues to the key role played by party activists. Similar PostsEuro elections – previewing the election in […]

What will the long term impact of the Cabinet Manual be? Developments in New Zealand may hold the answer

What will the long term impact of the Cabinet Manual be? Developments in New Zealand may hold the answer

Gordon Brown introduced the Cabinet Manual in 2011 in advance of what looked set to be a coalition or minority government in order to clarify the operation of government at a time when conventions and unwritten rules looked to be insufficient. The Cabinet Secretary at the time, Gus O’Donnell, who drew the document up, took […]