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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
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11th April 2014
What a dispiriting week for women. Following Maria Miller’s resignation, just three out of 22 Cabinet ministers are females – putting the UK government at a 15-year low and near rock bottom in comparison with other European governments. As the Counting Women In coalition has said, we’re going backwards not forwards on women’s representation.   […]
24th March 2014
Last week I attended two different events which discussed the possibilities a written constitution presents to Scotland. This week I am due to attend another. Scotland has already begun to think about what a constitution might look like, regardless of the result of the referendum. The debate around constitutional rights is already a separate conversation […]
24th March 2014
Over the last few years, the European democratic deficit has reached almost epic proportions. Nearly three-quarters of the British people believe their voice doesn’t count in the European Union, and 68% don’t trust it. At the last European election only 34% turned out to vote, and it’s unlikely to be much higher this year. We […]