This is the text of the speech Alex gave at a public meeting in Liverpool on why Labour should back fairer votes in November 2018.
Unlock Democracy's report and financial statements, for the financial year ending March 2018.
Published jointly by Spinwatch and Unlock Democracy, ‘Lobbyists: Brexit’s Biggest Beneficiaries’, details how Brexit has been a boon to lobbyists working behind the scenes to influence the process.
'Lobbying Through Loopholes: A How-To Guide', takes a satirical look at all the loopholes that can be exploited to gain the ear of those in power.
Briefing on the government’s proposed changes to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill regarding Parliament’s meaningful vote on the withdrawal agreement.
Joint submission with Spintwatch to Committee on Standards in Public Life’s consultation on local government ethical standards.
Briefing on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill ahead of ping pong.
Submission to the Trade Bill committee
The Palace of Westminster is famously in need of renovation at the moment, and I can’t help but feel that the dilapidated building with leaking pipes and mice running around is an appropriate symbol for the state of our broken politics.
If we want to restore faith in politics, power needs to come from Westminster to communities. Giving local councils meaningful power is where this could start.
Tessa van Rens looks at whether representation in politics really matters, and whether greater diversity improves decision making.
What is a citizens’ assembly, and can this innovative model of deliberative democracy help get us out of the Brexit deadlock?