Do we have enough politicians?

I was provoked by some twitter correspondence on the effectiveness of council scrutiny. It made me dig out this blog article, which was originally written as part of the debate over the failed 2013 boundary review. I list some papers, arguing that the UK’s parliament is too large, and too small, and that large parliaments tend to corruption, while small one’s struggle to hold an executive accountable. Later reading and thinking has led me to worry that the size of the losing constituency i.e. the number of voters can be a problem in gaining a losers consent; a problem exacerbated if the winners do not…



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Dave Levy

Brit, Londoner, innovator, economist, Labour, privacy, cybersecurity, traveller, father, - mainly writing about UK politics,