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MPs should be elected on merit, not via shortlists

Two Labour Party leadership hopefuls, Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper have come out and said they would be in favor of re-introducing shortlists in the future. 1,126 more words

UK Politics

Turkey's Feminist MPs

With the 2015 elections in Turkey, the share of women within parliament has achieved the highest level in recorded history (at 18 per cent).

More importantly, Turkey now has feminist MPs in parliament. 261 more words


Milwaukee Public School Parents Grill County Executive Abele on Takeover

“You’ve entered into these conversations with legislators who don’t live here, they don’t know my kid, they don’t love the city the way I count on you to love the city.

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Transcript Season 4 Episode 42

WATCH: Full broadcast of The West Block with Tom Clark, aired Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Host: Tom Clark
Guest Interviews: Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Jeffrey Simpson,
Marie Vastel, Mark Kennedy, Margaret Trudeau… 4,477 more words


No MPS Takeover Chant for Chris Abele

.@ChrisAbeleMKE You’re breaking all the rules. You were not elected to run our schools! #NoMPStakeoverpic.twitter.com/fc95hYsfUt

— No Takeover of MPS! (@NoMPSTakeover) June 25, 2015…

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Just who are Kenya's hardest working MPs?

Last year, Indigo grantee Mzalendo launched the People’s Shujaaz Awards to recognise and honour Kenyan legislators who have made a positive contribution to the country by actively engaging in the political process, rather than taking a back seat. 44 more words

Democratic Transparency/Accountability

Milwaukee Common Council Formally Denounces MPS Takeover; Reins In City Charters

Milwaukee city leaders made it clear on Tuesday morning that they are unanimously opposed to a Takeover of Milwaukee Public Schools. They also took some positive steps towards greater transparency and accountability towards city charter schools with checkered track records that have recently come to light thanks to the efforts of Schools and Communities United. 203 more words