Northern Ireland

Back to the Ballot: the 2017 Northern Ireland Assembly Elections

13 February 2017 | Elections

Northern Ireland goes to the polls again on 2 March. The devolved government faces enormous challenges – Brexit, widespread disillusionment with the parties on offer and a power-sharing structure that arguably inhibits progress. Yet, says Annabelle de Heus, little is expected to change. Northern Ireland is gripped by political stasis.

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‘Super Thursday’ showed us that British politics has changed for good

17 May 2016 | Elections

May’s elections highlighted the persistence of multi-party politics, the growing distinctiveness of the devolved nations and the diversity of electoral systems. Katie Ghose argues these longer term trends deserve greater attention given the implications they have for the future shape of the UK.

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‘Super Thursday’ tells us a lot about voter participation in the UK

10 May 2016 | Elections

Thursday 5 May saw a host of elections happening around the UK, on an unprecedented scale outside of a General Election. Democratic Dashboard's Carl Cullinane looks at what the election campaign tells us about the state of voter participation in the UK.

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Is there hope for electoral reform in the United Kingdom?

05 May 2016 | Elections

With elections across the UK today using a range of alternative electoral systems to First Past The Post, Dr Kenneth Bunker assesses the opportunity for future electoral reform.

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Northern Ireland Elections – Moving Beyond Conflict?

28 April 2016 | Elections

In the run up to May’s Northern Ireland Assembly Elections, Matthew Whiting previews the contest and how voters’ motivations may be changing.

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What turnout can we expect in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales?

27 April 2016 | Elections

Dr Kenneth Bunker of the Democratic Dashboard looks at what we might expect turnout to be in the Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales elections in May.

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More female candidates in 2016 is positive, but not the full story

26 April 2016 | Elections

Democratic Dashboard launches its "Gender and the 2016 Elections" Data Briefing today, looking at the prospects for gender balance in the Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish and London elections in May.

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What do the latest polls tell us about the elections in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales?

12 April 2016 | Elections

Dr Kenneth Bunker, from the LSE, looks at recent polls in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and assesses their significance for the elections in May.

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The upcoming elections in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

01 April 2016 | Elections

Dr Kenneth Bunker, from the Democratic Dashboard team, examines recent results in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and looks ahead to the elections in May.

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