McDougall Trust

Promoting public understanding
of electoral democracy


Welcome to McDougall Trust

McDougall is an independent charitable trust 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 institutions - political parties, companies, trade unions, voluntary and community organisations.


McDougall’s main activities are:

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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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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, including grant funding

McDougall Trust promotes research in the field of electoral democracy.

The Trust has made occasional grants to organisations or individuals for research and information dissemination to further the Trust’s charitable objects.