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Tapping the Crowd - Update #5

Posted by Noita Sadler (Admin) Feb 26, 2015 Posted in News and Videos
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In the fifth series of updates, Professor Conor Gearty provides a summary of the ideas from the Constitution UK community.

Degauntier, contributing to the elections topic, has suggested that political parties that have a minimum membership and democratic structure should be recognised and protected under the constitution.

In the Local Government Section, Debra Storr's idea is top of the leader board. She advocates for a Single Transferable Vote (STV) and suggests that this would allow for greater proportionality in local elections.

emcnulty has reached the top of the leader board in the judiciary section with her suggestion that the Constitution should outline that legal aid is a requirement for a functioning legal system. Legal aid should be shielded from budget cuts under the constitution.

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Constitution UK update – 23rd February
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