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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13 Oct 2016

Is there a tension between Parliamentary Democracy and Referendums?

Speaker:  Nat le Roux, Strategy Director of the Constitution Society
Chair: tbc
Venue: Robert Runcie Room (basement level), Church House Conference Centre, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ

Wednesday 9 November 2016, 1.15 pm:

12 Oct 2016
Political Corruption – Elections and Beyond: Perspectives from Indonesia and Australia, and A Comparative Analysis of the Deliberative Quality of Televised Election Debates in Europe, now available for viewing.
19 Aug 2016
McDougall Trust invites expressions of interest from individuals or teams wishing to take over the editorship of Representation from 1 January 2017.

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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


The Journal of Representative Democracy.


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.