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Influencing policy

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.
Ensuring every citizen has the chance to cast their vote is the cornerstone of a good democracy.
The problems in local government are exaggerated versions of the Westminster's own
Recent News
18th August 2014
Recent weeks have continued to see all sorts of handwringing and dark soothsaying about the state of representative democracy. Untrusted politicians, growing inequality and low election turnouts are just part of this sorry state.   So what is to be done?   A new report seems to point the way ahead for us here in […]
13th August 2014
Did you vote in the European elections earlier this year? Perhaps not – it turns out that the 2014 ballot had the lowest ever turnout of any European election, at less than 43%.   Shortly before the elections, we published a report giving 12 practical recommendations on how to improve European democracy for British people. […]
8th August 2014
Another 22 peers have been appointed to the House of Lords today. Here are some facts, figures and thoughts about the announcement.   The new peers have donated nearly £7m to political parties. The vast majority of the £6,912,841 comes from one donor, Michael Farmer. But another five of the new peers are also party […]