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The decisions made by politicians affect all of our lives, from where the cuts fall to the stability of the job market and the fate of our schools and hospitals.

The Electoral Reform Society has over 100 years experience and knowledge of democratic processes and institutions.

Our policy work is designed to put voters needs at the heart of British politics and to make sure the decisions that affect all of our lives, are made with the voters interests at heart.

We're holding the coalition government to their pledge to introduce a proportional system for a reformed upper house.
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The problems in local government are exaggerated versions of the Westminster's own
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30th January 2015
This is a guest post by Plaid Cymru Assembly Member Simon Thomas, discussing his recent speech on young people and democracy for ERS Cymru. The views, opinions and positions expressed within are those of the author alone and do not represent those of the Electoral Reform Society.   I was 15 when the first referendum on […]
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 […]