power 2010

  • March 12, 2010

    Democracy campaign Power2010, which is aiming to "change politics - for good", is achieving an extraordinary response to its online initiative encouraging C of E bishops to back Lords reform.

  • March 11, 2010

    There are 26 Church of England bishops sitting in the House of Lords as of right. They have been there since the time of Henry VIII - a constitutional set-up that leaves us in the inglorious company of Iran... and very few others.

  • March 11, 2010

    Almost everyone now sees the need for a reformed second chamber in parliament - where minorities can be properly represented, legislation decently scrutinised, and government held fairly in check.

  • March 11, 2010

    Grassroots democracy campaign Power2010, members of the public and civil and faith groups, are urging Church of England bishops to work for a reformed and accountable Second Chamber.

  • March 11, 2010

    The religion and society think-tank Ekklesia has today teamed up with democracy campaign Power2010 in an initiative to urge Church of England bishops to take a lead in reforming the House of Lords.

  • March 5, 2010

    Supporters of the monarchy seek to persuade us of the Windsor family's virtues, missing the point that monarchy is about appointing the next person in line - whether or not he or she is any good at the job. Monarchy celebrates inequality not as an injustice to be tackled but as something natural and irremovable.

  • February 25, 2010

    The Electoral Reform Society has welcomed the news that Proportional Representation has topped the Power 2010 popular public poll of urgent reforms needed to fix Britain's "broken democracy".

  • February 25, 2010

    A manifesto for re-connecting formal British politics with ordinary people has been chosen by the public and officially unveiled, as the largest ever campaign for political reform enters its decisive phase.

  • February 24, 2010

    The Church of England, and in particular its bishops, find themselves in a very interesting position today, with the announcement of the Power2010 pledge.

  • February 20, 2010

    Power 2010, the open campaign for democratic renewal, has entered the final few days of its public poll – where anyone can go online and vote for the changes they’d make to British democracy.