Part one of my data analysis for Democratic Audit (16 July 2013) on MPs’ geographical roots, considering birthplaces and secondary schools. I found only around half of MPs were born in the region they represent, let alone their constituency, despite many stressing their local origins to voters.
My article, co-written with Craig Berry, for Whitehall Watch and Democratic Audit, on the Office for Budget Responsibility. The article examines whether the agency has yet been able to break free from the political grasp of the Treasury.
The Academy of Social Science has proposed reintroducing the post of Chief Social Scientist in government. In an article for Modest Proposals (15 August 2012) I argued this could lead to better policy-making.
My article for the New Statesman (5 December 2005) on the Electoral Administration Bill, which included measures proposed by Patrick Cormack MP to address the sticky problem of dead candidates at British elections.