The Putney Debates 2018 - The Electoral System: Is it Time for Reform?
The Putney Debates 2018 were held on 2 February 2018 at St Mary's Church, Putney, to address the UK's constitutional future in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union.
Denis Galligan, Oxford Socio-Legal Professor and Putney Debates convenor, Chairs the Debates
Robert Hazell CBE, Founder of the Constitution Unit, and the Independent Commission on Proportional Representation, opens Session II with his insights on electoral reform
Anna Coote, social policy analyst, writer, and advocate, on the ways the electoral system reflects wider social phenomena concerning power, inequality, and control
Mark Knights, History Professor, Warwick, on corruption, iniquities, and reform within the UK electoral system over the centuries
Alexandra Runswick, Director of Unlock Democracy, outlines her proposals for electoral reform
Philip Schofield, Professor of Legal & Political Thought, UCL, presents a Benthamic perspective on the question of electoral reform