Blogs

28 Apr 2016

4 positive changes the government have made to the Union Bill

It’s taken a lot of campaigning, but this week the government made some major concessions on the Trade Union Reform Bill - which had its Consideration of Lords’ Amendments stage in the House of Commons on Wednesday. It’s welcome news that the government have listened and made some much-needed and substantial changes to the Bill. Here are our four top Union Bill concessions: 1. The government have […]
25 Apr 2016

Cynrychiolaeth menywod yn y Cynulliad yn crebachu

An English version of this blog is available here // Mae fersiwn Saesneg o’r blog yma ar gael yma Darllenwch ein hadroddiad newydd, 'Menywod yn y Cynulliad Cenedlaethol' yma Yn gyffredinol, mae amrywiaeth mewn Seneddau ar y cynnydd ar draws y DU a'r byd. Ond mae'n bell o fod yn anochel - a mae gwneud ein sefydliadau adlewyrchu'r cyhoedd maent yn eu cynrychioli yn waith caled. Felly mae'n anffodus […]
25 Apr 2016

David Torrance's guide to the EU referendum cuts through the spin

The following is an introduction to David Torrance's new guide to the EU referendum , which the ERS are supporting. Darren Hughes is Deputy Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society. As the UK’s longest-standing democracy organisation, the Electoral Reform Society has been standing up for voters’ rights since 1884. And this is no less the case than with the upcoming EU referendum. We’ve […]
25 Apr 2016

A stagnating Senedd?

Mae fersiwn Cymraeg o’r blog yma ar gael yma // A Welsh-language version of this blog is available here Read ‘ Women in the National Assembly ’ here In general, diversity in Parliaments is on the rise across the UK and the world. But it’s by no means inevitable, or uniform – and making our often archaic institutions reflect the public they represent takes hard work. So it’s always disappointing […]
20 Apr 2016

Why the SNP are Scotland’s new predominant party

On Wednesday, ERS Scotland launched a major new report, One Party To Rule Them All: Does Scotland Have A Predominant-Party Problem? . That concept of a “predominant-party system” – popularised by the political scientist Giovanni Sartori - is a bit of a mouthful, but it’s an important one. It certainly doesn’t mean we’re turning into some kind of North Korea-style one-party state, as some of the […]
18 Apr 2016

Dylem sicrhau fod pob llais yn cael ei glywed

[This blog is available in English here] Erbyn hyn dim ond 17 diwrnod sydd i fynd tan etholiad Cynulliad Cymru. Mae’r Pleidiau yn datgan eu polisïau ar gyfer y Cynulliad nesaf ddydd wrth ddydd. Felly, rydym yn galw ar y pleidiau i adfywio democratiaeth yng Nghymru. Rydym eisoes yn gwneud gwahaniaeth: Mae'r Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol Cymreig wedi ymrwymo i gefnogi ein ' Addewid Ieuenctid ' - chwe […]
18 Apr 2016

Let's make sure every voice is heard in Wales

There are now just a couple of weeks until the Welsh Assembly election. Parties are coming out with their policies for the next Assembly thick and fast. So we’re calling on parties to revitalise democracy in Wales. We’re already making a difference: The Welsh Lib Dems have pledged to support our Youth Promise – six policies to boost youth engagement in politics. Plaid Cymru and Wales Green Party […]
15 Apr 2016

Democratiaeth ac Amrwyiaeth: Creu Cymru i Bawb

Darllenwch ein maniffesto, “ Democratiaeth ac Amrwyiaeth: Creu Cymru i Bawb ”, yma Yn y bôn, mae democratiaeth yn ddathliad o amrywiaeth. Mae democratiaeth yn mynnu bod y dadleuon yn cael eu profi, craffu a'u gwirio, o’u ffurfio i ddatblygu a cynnal polisiau. Dyna pam ei bod yn bwysig bod y cefndir y rhai yn gwneud hynny mor amrywiol â phosibl - i gael y safbwyntiau ehangaf seiliedig ar y […]
15 Apr 2016

A diverse democracy: Building a Wales for all

Read ‘A Diverse Democracy: Building a Wales for All’ here At its heart, democracy is a celebration of variety. Democracy requires that arguments are tested, scrutinised and checked, from inception to delivery. That’s why it’s important that the backgrounds of those doing that are as diverse as possible – to get the broadest perspectives based on the facts and the experiences of people in Wales. […]
12 Apr 2016

Gadewch y Golau i Mewn: Sut i gael gwleidyddiaeth fwy agored i Gymru

Mewn wythnos pan fu gwleidyddion yng Nghymru a ledled y DU yn datgan eu sefyllfa ariannol yn dilyn rhyddhau'r 'Panama Papers', heddiw rydym yn falch i lawnsio ein “ miniffesto ” ar gwneud llywodraeth fwy agored i Gymru. Rydym yn credu ei bod yn amser i 'adael y golau i mewn' ar bob agwedd o wleidyddiaeth Cymru, wrth i'r Cynulliad ennill mwy o bwerau a chyfrifoldebau. Fel y dywedwn yn ein […]