Apologies for the delay in this full analysis of the third Panelbase poll of the year. Full tables haven’t been available!
A look at a range of different tweaks to the Holyrood Voting System, because it’s Lockdown and everyone is bored!
The SSP thing is a weird YouGov blip, everyone, behave yourselves.
Folk who’ve been following Ballot Box Scotland’s output for a while will have noticed the regular appearance of a hypothetical “Scandinavian Style Electoral System”, most commonly as a projection for Scottish Parliament polls. Giving it the depth of explanation it deserves seemed an obvious topic for the second Ballot Box Briefing.
Much of our lives may be on hold as the globe grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, but in this time of great uncertainty we can at least rely on there being yet another Panelbase poll.
Political parties play a vital role in our democracy. Despite this essential status, parties face a very uneven playing field in terms of funding. An easy solution to this would be to provide a substantial portion of party funding from the public purse. The first of these Ballot Box Briefings takes a look at this thorny issue.
The second by-election of the decade took us on our fourth visit to Highland Council since BBS launched, and their fifth by-election since the full council in 2017.
Clackmannanshire absolutely loves a March by-election, so it does. There was one in the North ward in 2018. Then we had one in the Central ward last year. Now it’s East’s turn, as Conservative councillor Bill Mason has resigned for health reasons.