Peter Stanyon

  • Pondering the polls

    09 May 2022

    Peter Stanyon scrutinises how the polls went and turns his attention to the implementation challenges involved as the Elections Act 2022 comes in.

  • Every poll matters

    22 March 2022

    The May polls across the UK may feel like a much more manageable and normal affair than the 2021 polls bonanza, but they are still important, says Peter Stanyon.

  • Local elections 2021: The system creaked in the face of the number of polls

    11 May 2021

    There were a variety of problems both ahead of and during polling day, says Peter Stanyon.

  • The problem with polls

    09 March 2021

    Peter Stanyon outlines the risks and pressures Super Thursday poses to a ‘creaking electoral system’ – including mounting election costs that are arriving at the wrong time for local government.

  • Winning back the public’s trust

    28 January 2020

    Peter Stanyon says there are urgent lessons to learn from the 2019 elections – and challenges ahead in 2020 and beyond include the wider need for urgent reform to election law, funding and support.

  • Can elections staff go on?

    19 December 2019

    Electoral administrators delivered despite - not because of - the current system, writes Peter Stanyon – and he says reform and harmonisation are urgently needed to improve the way we run elections in the UK.

  • ‘Enough is enough’

    04 June 2019

    Chief executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) Peter Stanyon says a root and branch review of election delivery must happen, with the concerns of those on the frontline heard and understood