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The Electoral Reform Society
Who we are and what we do
About Us

The Electoral Reform Society is an independent campaigning organisation working to champion the rights of voters and build a better democracy in Britain.


What does the Electoral Reform Society do?


Putting voters first


We believe that politics is too important to be left to the politicians. We will offer an independent voice, and work across Britain to shape the democratic debate at all levels. We put the interests of the citizens within our democracy first.

Setting the terms of the debate

We are a respected voice, engaging in living debates, keen to learn from others, impartially assessing issues to develop solutions. We use first principles to develop new ideas and practical policies to strengthen our politics today.

Campaigning for change

We campaign collaboratively to help create the democracy we deserve.
Our staff in England, Wales and Scotland work together with our members, supporters and partners to fight for change. We will provide the tools and the ammunition to campaign for a better democracy.


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We have offices in London, Cardiff and Edinburgh and local groups campaigning in your area. Find out where we work.

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Recent News
26th January 2015
Much excitement in the European press today as Greece’s left-wing, Eurosceptic and anti-austerity Syriza has come two seats short of an absolute majority in the Greek parliamentary election, allowing them to form a coalition with the right-wing, Eurosceptic Independent Greeks. Yet Syriza won only 36.3% of the vote, giving them 49.7% of the seats. And […]
22nd January 2015
Today’s publication of draft legislation to devolve powers to Scotland makes the case for a UK-wide, citizen-led Constitutional Convention ever more pressing.   All the parties vowed to devolve more powers to Scotland, and no one is suggesting this should be delayed. But ultimately, today’s announcement raises more questions than it answers. These new powers […]
19th January 2015
When it comes to forming a coalition, is it better to get your party on side before committing, or to take the plunge without consultation?   The Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps has recently said that Tory MPs will be given a role in any new coalition agreement after this May’s election. This decision has no doubt […]