Our Democracy Is Not For Sale
The Scottish Government’s 2018-19 Program For Government has called for an Electoral Reform Bill. In an age of digital political campaigns, this Bill must include safeguards to prevent the abuse and effective purchase of our democracy by those who are rich enough to do so.
Common Weal’s latest policy paper seeks to upcoming discussions on electoral reform by examining the changing nature of political campaigning and makes key recommendations around areas such as campaign funding, digital campaign transparency and undue outside influence of elections and referendums.
Pressure grows on Ruth Davidson to answer for 'trail of dark money leading straight to her door'
SNP demands Davidson explain dark money following investigations into the Tory-donating Scottish Unionist Association Trust
SCOTTISH TORY LEADER Ruth Davidson faces growing calls from the SNP to “be honest with the electorate” about large donations to the party from a mysterious trust, which may not meet the necessary criteria for donor organisations set down by UK electoral law.