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About Josiah Mortimer

Josiah Mortimer is a writer for Bright Green and works for the Electoral Reform Society.

Articles by Josiah Mortimer

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Forget standing down in Richmond: parties shouldn’t have to make that choice

Parties shouldn't have to make deals to keep UKIP-backed Zac Goldsmith out of parliament.

Cutting the number of MPs could cut democratic scrutiny too

Fewer MPs risks less democracy.

What the Labour leadership candidates think about democratic reform

The Electoral Reform Society quizzed the Labour leadership candidates on electoral reform...

The Green Party leadership race doesn’t have to be a ‘coronation’

Caroline Lucas and Jon Bartley have announced they are standing together for co-leaders of the Green Party. Members should put their cynicism aside.

Who are the runners and riders for next Green Party leader?

With Natalie Bennett announcing she isn't restanding to lead the Green Party of England and Wales, who will replace her?

Women and the young are being left in the dark by the Brexit debate

New research suggests that the British media's coverage of the EU referendum is failing to reach groups outside of middle-aged to elderly men.

£2.6bn: the price of an unfair voting system

The first past the post electoral system can result in undemocratic and potentially corrupted one-party councils. We need electoral reform for local government in England and Wales.

Grasping the nettle: how to clean up party funding

There are simple solutions to the UK's party funding mess.

Drop the cynicism – Cornwall’s national minority status should be welcomed

News that the British government has accepted Cornwall as a national minority may be a cynical attempt to win a couple of marginal seats, but it should be welcomed.

The spirit of youth discontent wasn't dead, just resting

With lecturers on strike, student debt being sold off to the banks, the anger of the 2010 protests is about to make a comeback, says Josiah Mortimer

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