The “Carrigan-Pack” motion passes at the Unlock Democracy AGM

I wrote last month that given how I had expressed my dissatisfaction with the process used by Unlock Democracy, the constitutional reform campaigning organisation, to elect members to its governing council the least I could do was to turn up at their AGM to support those who trying to do something about it. So yesterday…

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More on Unlock Democracy’s internal elections

Earlier this year I blogged about my dissatisfaction with the process used by Unlock Democracy, the constitutional reform campaigning organisation, to elect members to its governing council. I was unhappy with the way the rules prevented campaigning and made it really difficult to choose between the candidates available. I made a contrast with my experience…

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Random Thoughts for 1st October 2012

This is the latest in my series of Random Thoughts posts with links, things found on the web and other stuff that has occured to me between 15th September 2012 and 1st October 2012: From Nick Clegg to Sir Menzies Campbell: the 50 most influential Liberal Democrats – Telegraph I found this interesting – but…

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The Unlock Democracy council elections: an apology and a proposal

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a somewhat critical post here about my experience of the recent Unlock Democracy council elections. The Director of that organisation, Peter Facey, wrote a comment in response to that post. Unfortunately, for some reason, that comment got caught in the blog’s spam trap and I only noticed it…

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Random Thoughts for 30th June

This is the latest in my series of Random Thoughts posts with links, things found on the web and other stuf that has occured to me between 25th June and 30th June: Bill Rammell has a new job at university – no politics involved An interview with the new Vice Chancellor at the University of…

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Voting in the Unlock Democracy Council elections

One of my tasks this morning has been filling out my ballot paper for the elections to the governing council of Unlock Democracy. This is not as easy an experience as it should be. Some months ago I received an offer to join Unlock Democracy free for a year. I have a keen interest in…

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Unlock Democracy’s submission on House of Lords reform

I blogged a few weeks ago about the submission I made, via Unlock Democracy, to the consultation on the draft House of Lords reform bill. You can read what I said here. An email from Unlock Democracy tells me that my thoughts, along with those of over 4,000 other people, have been submitted to the…

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