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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
27th February 2015
David Cameron and Nick Clegg were in Wales this morning, announcing further powers to be devolved to the Assembly.   The UK Government is proposing to devolve control over elections to the National Assembly which would see AMs handed power to:   Change the voting system for Assembly and local elections Introduce votes at 16 for Assembly […]
25th February 2015
The ERS has long campaigned for devolution to the local level, but the Society also campaigns for proportional representation at a local level. Here ERS Deputy Chief Executive Darren Hughes outlines why they should go hand in hand.   Sign our petition for a fairer local voting system   The decision by the government to […]
23rd February 2015
Today saw the broadcasters agree – by lot – who would host each of the three upcoming televised General Election debates. It’s a welcome development in what has been a fairly chaotic few months for them, as they seek agreement on who will be on the platform, when to host them, who will moderate them, […]