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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 November 2014
Today’s Smith Commission report will have a huge impact on the democratic landscape of the UK. It gives Scotland a whole range of new powers, as well as paving the way for a real improvement to Scottish democracy: votes at 16 for Holyrood elections.   But it also raises fundamental questions about the future shape of the United […]
21st November 2014
After Clacton, comes Rochester and Strood. At the start of the campaign, the Conservatives felt they stood a good chance of winning this second by-election caused by a Conservative MP defecting to UKIP.   In comparison to Clacton, it should have been a much easier ride. Clacton is the most demographically friendly seat to UKIP […]
17th November 2014
Turnout has been in the news once again, with a report from the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee advocating bank holidays on election days, votes at 16 and other structural changes to increase turnout. Structural and institutional changes are, of course, a vital component of making it easier and more desirable to vote. Yet, voting […]