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Josiah Mortimer

EXCLUSIVE Labour MPs Quit Parliamentary Lobbying Group Set Up to Slash Tax on Petrol as Ties to Big Polluters Emerge

, 24 January 2023
One Labour MP quit after a report by the APPG criticising the move to electric vehicles was backed by the Global Warming Policy Foundation – often described as the most high-profile climate 'sceptic' body in the UK

EXCLUSIVE Government Offers No Dedicated Cash for Councils to Warn People they will Need Voter ID in May Elections

, 10 January 2023
Councils could have to choose between hiring extra staff to implement the change or informing voters that their vote is at risk, Byline Times has learned

EXCLUSIVE Conservatives Branded ‘Hypocrites’ Over Minimum Service Law Threat to Unions as Lords are No-Shows

, 9 January 2023
Many members of the Conservative Party's lords bench seem to be taking indefinite strike action, Byline Times analysis suggests

EXCLUSIVE Government May Face Legal Challenge Over Voter ID in Elections Next Year

, 21 November 2022
A legal briefing by Good Law Project says that election groups will have to closely monitor who loses out when mandatory voter ID comes into force in just a matter of months

‘They Know Who I Am, They Know What I’m Doing’: Arrested Journalists Speak Out over New Policing Act

, 11 November 2022
Josiah Mortimer talks to Tom Bowles and Rich Felgate who were locked up for covering an environmental protest, and reports on more repressive legislation to come. 

EXCLUSIVE ‘How Will We Know Putin hasn’t Picked the Most Disruptive Candidate?’

, 21 October 2022
Security experts and democracy campaigners raise fears over wild west Conservative leadership election if it goes to members, reports Josiah Mortimer

The Conservatives are Fundamentally Rewriting Britain’s Electoral Rules – Why Is this Not Headline News?

, 3 May 2022
Josiah Mortimer reports on how the Elections Law will impact low-income and minority voters, neuter the elections watchdog, and change the voting system for mayoral elections

Mandatory Voter ID: The Cost to Taxpayers – and Democracy

, 6 September 2021
The Government’s assessment of how much its proposals to make everyone show ID in order to vote at polling stations will cost represents its ‘staggeringly warped priorities’, according to campaigners

EXCLUSIVE ‘A Party Within A Party’: Calls for Investigation into European Research Group, Paid Quarter of a Million in Taxpayer Cash Since Brexit

, 23 August 2021
Byline Times reveals the membership and ministerial backing of the powerful group of ‘hard Brexit’ Conservative MPs

Mandatory Vote ID: Government Makes Astonishing Admission 3.5 Million Will Be Disenfranchised

, 19 July 2021
Josiah Mortimer of the Electoral Reform Society reveals the contradictions in the Government's plan to introduce Voter ID

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