A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

By-elections 'happen too quickly'

The BBC reports that it can only be TWO days in which voters can register for a ballot. The Electoral Commission wants the minimum time between calling and holding general elections and by-elections to be increased from 15 to 25 days. I'd think that was very fair.

This all stems from the hypocrisy of politicians. They want elections timed to suit themselves but parade around the country suggesting that they are going to open up democracy. At least it is better than in Harold Wilson's day. He went months before he called a by-election! And in those days if you weren't on the register you weren't on until the new register was compiled by the council. So there is an improvement there.


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