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5th September 2015
5 Sep 2015
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AGM
electoral reform society

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AGM 2015

Venue:
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, SE1 9NH
Starts:
10:00am
Ends:
04:00pm

The Society's AGM is a chance for our members to come together, meet our staff and have their say.

This year’s AGM will be held on 5th September 2015, at the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, SE1 9NH.

We expect the AGM to open for registration at 10am on Saturday 5th, and close at around 4pm (final timings will be confirmed shortly).

Find out more about the AGM

14th September 2015
14 Sep 2015
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TUC Conference
fringe event
TUC

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Democratic Reform: what does proportional representation mean for the union movement? (TUC Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Brighton Centre
Starts:
12:45pm
Ends:
02:00pm

Many found the general election to be a surprise, but it was not a shock to see the cementing of multiparty politics.  If voters wanting a wider choice of parties is irreversibly, how do trade unions respond?

Conference has a Motion to debate electoral reform.  Come along and hear the arguments for change.

Chair: Katie Ghose (ERS)
Panellists: Mark Serwotka (PCS), Simon Sapper (CWU), Further speakers to be announced

Includes lunch
 

18th September 2015
18 Sep 2015
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scotland

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'The Populist Signal: Why Politics and Democracy Need to Change' – AoG Public Session

Venue:
Room G43, Paterson's Land, University of Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ
Starts:
03:00pm
Ends:
05:00pm

SPEAKERS:

Claudia Chwalisz, Senior Policy Researcher, Policy Network and Public Service Fellow, University of Sheffield

Juliet Swann, Campaigns and Research Officer, Electoral Reform Society Scotland

(TBC) Marco Biagi, Scottish Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment and SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central

(TBC) Ailsa Henderson, Professor of Political Science, University of Edinburgh

A deep sense of political alienation is a fertile breeding ground for populists. In her new report, The Populist Signal, Claudia Chwalisz argues that profound alienation, changing values, structural economic change and technology have together altered the British political landscape. Large swathes of voters feel that politics no longer represents or works for them.

A long term response to these trends requires a fundamental change in the way politics is done; rather than government for the people, government with the people. The report features new Ipsos Mori polling showing that most people would be willing to participate in randomly selected citizens’ assemblies, where ordinary people would have an influential role in policymaking at the local and national levels.

Inspiration from international case studies highlights the possibility for such change; governments and councils are being emboldened by the results of participatory deliberative democracy projects.
The rise of populism can be seen as a corrective warning signal to parties and governments to revisit their approaches to governance and political representation.

The research for the Policy Network report was generously supported by the Barrow Cadbury Trust. Edinburgh University’s Academy of Government is kindly hosting this event as part of their Public Sessions series.

Facilitator:

Oliver Escobar, Academy of Government and What Works Scotland

SIGN UP FOR THE EVENT HERE: http://thepopulistsignal.eventbrite.com

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE: http://bit.ly/1LxhIor

19th September 2015
19 Sep 2015

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The Future of the Party: funding, members, structure (Co-op Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Holiday Inn, Regent's Park
Starts:
12:15pm
Ends:
01:30pm

TBA

20th September 2015
20 Sep 2015
Tags: 
liberal democrat
fringe event
liberal democrat conference

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Like Minds to Change Minds: building alliances for electoral reform (Liberal Democrat Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Bounemouth International Centre
Starts:
06:15pm
Ends:
07:15pm

An interactive panel discussion on securing local and national voting reform through cross-party and inter-organisation alliance-building.

Chair: Miranda Green
Panellists: Stephen Kinnock MP, Owen Winter MYP, Katherine Trebeck (Oxfam)
Includes wine and cheese

21st September 2015
21 Sep 2015
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liberal democrat conference
liberal democrat

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Electoral Reform Drinks (Liberal Democrat Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Dean Park Inn
Starts:
06:00pm
Ends:
10:00pm

Enjoy a drink with the ERS.

Open bar at first, then cash bar.

25th September 2015
25 Sep 2015
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ukip
fringe event
UKIP Conference
conference

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Four Million Voices, One MP: what next? (UKIP Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Portland Suite
Starts:
10:00am
Ends:
11:30am

TBC

Includes lunch.

26th September 2015
26 Sep 2015
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green party
green
Green Party Conference
fringe event

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A Million Votes, One MP: what next? (Green Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Bournemouth International Centre
Starts:
01:00pm
Ends:
02:15pm

Speakers to be announced.

Will include wine and nibbles.

28th September 2015
28 Sep 2015
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labour party conference
Labour Conference
labour party

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Local Government Breakfast: can Labour reclaim devolution and localism? (Labour Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Hall 7, Brighton Hilton
Starts:
08:00am
Ends:
09:30am

Chair: Jane Dudman (Editor, Guardian Public Leaders)
Panellists: Cllr Lewis Hebert (Leader of Cambridge City Countil), Catherine West (MP for Hornsey & Wood Green), Cllr Matt Kerr (Executive Member, Glasgow City Council)

Includes breakfast

28th September 2015
28 Sep 2015
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labour
Labour Conference
fringe event
labour party

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Where Power Lies: Can democratic reform help Labour reconnect with people (Labour Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Hall 7, Brighton Hilton
Starts:
07:30pm
Ends:
09:00pm

Chair: Katie Ghose
Panellists: Lewis Baston (psephologist), Lord Falconer (Shadow Justice Secretary), Mark Serwotka (PCS), Maram Takriti (MYP for Brighton & Hove)

Includes wine and canapés.