McDougall Trust

Promoting public understanding
of electoral democracy

Welcome to McDougall Trust

McDougall is the independent charitable trust that promotes public understanding of electoral democracy.

McDougall Trust exists to advance knowledge and understanding of, and research into, the forms, functions and development of electoral democracy.

McDougall has developed a longstanding focus on representative institutions, voting systems and elections, whether in government at local, regional, national and international level, or in institutions - including political parties, companies, trade unions, community groups, and voluntary organisations of all kinds.

McDougall’s Main Activities, carried out either directly or through arrangements with others, are:

McDougall seeks to reach a wide range of audiences, including policy makers, legislators, election organisers, reformers, campaigners, researchers, academics, pollsters, historians, journalists, commentators, members of institutions and associations that aspire to democracy or use election processes, and anyone interested in how democratic societies are - or could be - governed.

McDougall Trust  Promoting public understanding of electoral democracy.

Registered Charity No. 212151   (Arthur McDougall Fund)

News ...

7 Sep 2019

If there is a snap election, 

what can we do to improve the campaign?

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 6 pm to 7.30 pm - London WC1

See Forthcoming Events

McDougall's occasional blog

By: McDougall Trust

Our key observations plus some questions arising from the UK EU Referendum and US Presidential election

Journal of Representative Democracy

McDougall Trust's quarterly journal published in association with Taylor & Francis


Support for Research and Information Dissemination, including grant making

McDougall Trust encourages and supports research and information dissemination in the field of electoral democracy.

See activities supported by McDougall Trust grant making.