Gould Review published

I've just published a comment on the ORG blog about the Gould Review of the Scottish Elections this May '07.

Some additional interesting links since I submitted that piece:

  • This Tuesday, Des Browne MP the current Scotland Office minister, commented on the Gould Review accepting a number of the recommendations including to not have e-counting at future Scottish Parliamentary elections, only at STV-based local elections. Full debate in Parliament

  • David Cameron has called for Douglas Alexander (previously the Scotland office minister) to be stripped of his role as Labour elections chief. It's a cunning political move which further damages Labours reputation but Gould's review is careful not to name names, so Cameron doesn't exactly have a smoking gun. Guardian report and Times report

  • BBC New coverage