McDougall Trust

Promoting public understanding
of electoral democracy

Welcome to McDougall Trust

McDougall is an independent charity which promotes public understanding of electoral democracy. Its special interest is in elections and electoral systems – whether in government at local, national and international level or in voluntary organisations, political parties, companies and trade unions.

McDougall’s work includes:

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Have the Polls Learnt Their Lesson? The Polling Miss in 2015 - and Beyond.

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Ron Johnston, David Rossiter and Charles Pattie (2014) Equality, Community and Continuity: Reviewing the UK Rules for Constituency Redistributions

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Research Grants

McDougall Trust makes a number of small grants each year to organisations or individuals for purposes that further the Trust’s charitable objects.