Tag: Emma Rome

Allowing MPs to job share would bring benefit constituents, democracy, and the MPs themselves

Allowing MPs to job share would bring benefit constituents, democracy, and the MPs themselves

Job-sharing has been a reality for some years now, with it being seen as a useful method to allow flexibility – particularly for disabled people, women, and other under-represented groups. However the prospect of it being introduced for Westminster elections seems remote. Emma Rome argues that the powers that be should reconsider, and that there […]

Debate part 2: should adding ‘None of the Above’ to ballot papers be a priority for UK political reformers?

Debate part 2: should adding ‘None of the Above’ to ballot papers be a priority for UK political reformers?

Democratic Audit UK recently hosted part one of a debate¬†between Emma Rome and Richard Berry on the pressing need – or otherwise – to add a ‘None of the Above’ option to UK ballot papers. Proponents argue that true democracy cannot exist without this option, whereas sceptics argue that the measure would have a marginal […]

Debate part 1: should adding ‘None of the Above’ to ballot papers be a priority for UK political reformers?

Debate part 1: should adding ‘None of the Above’ to ballot papers be a priority for UK political reformers?

Is adding ‘None of the Above’ to ballot papers a good idea, and would it make any real difference? Democratic Audit has carried pieces from firm advocates and sceptics of the proposal. Here, Emma Rome (an advocate of the reform), and Richard Berry debate its merits in the form of an exchange of emails, which […]