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Launched in 2021, Upgrade Holyrood exists to promote discussion on improving Scotland’s representative democracy.

Scotland’s STV council elections show England a better way of doing local democracy

By Richard Wood Thursday 5 May 2022 will be a bumper day of local government elections across the UK. Councillors are set to be elected across all 32 of Scotland’s local authorities, all 22 councils in Wales and a significant number of local authorities across in England (including all London boroughs, numerous county councils and … Continue reading Scotland’s STV council elections show England a better way of doing local democracy

The Christian Wakeford question: should defecting MPs and MSPs face by-elections?

By Richard Wood It is almost certain that Boris Johnson will not lead the Conservative Party into the next UK General Election. The not so closed secret that Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss and others are gearing up to take over down the line is more open than ever as all vying candidates speed up their … Continue reading The Christian Wakeford question: should defecting MPs and MSPs face by-elections?