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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15 Dec 2016

Video of 9th December 2016 McDougall workshop now on YouTube. Areeq Chowdhury, Chief Executive of WebRoots Democracy and Jason Kitcat, Head of Public Affairs at Crunch debate the pros and cons of electronic voting


17 Nov 2016

Workshop held Wednesday 9 November 2016  Is there a tension between Parliamentary Democracy and ReferendumsSpeaker:  Nat le Roux, Strategy Director of the Constitution Society

9 Nov 2016
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By: Ron Johnston

Book Review by Ron Johnston: Paul Whiteley, Harold D. Clarke, David Sanders and Marianne C. Stewart, Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain


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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.