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April Cumming

April is an organiser at the National Union of Workers, Victoria, and former staffer to Scottish Labour MSP Malcolm Chisholm. She worked on the 2015 Corbyn leadership campaign and has worked with various campaign groups and think tanks, including Labour friends of Palestine and the Middle East (LFPME), the Fabian Society where she was assistant […]

Campaigns Scotland Voting and Elections Westminster

What is a Section 30 order and why will we never get one again for a referendum?

The right to hold a referendum on Scottish independence is a reserved power under the Scotland Act 1998 so the Scottish Parliament has no power to put in place legislation to hold one. That power is reserved to the Westminster Parliament. Under the Edinburgh Agreement of the 15th of October 2012 the Westminster Parliament agreed […]