What we stand for

Electoral Reform
Our Mission
Building a better democracy

What we stand for

The Electoral Reform Society operates on a simple premise - that politics can be better than it is. We campaign for a better democracy.

The Electoral Reform Society is the UK’s leading voice for democratic reform. We work with everyone – from political parties, civil society groups and academics to our own members and supporters and the wider public – to campaign for a better democracy in the UK.

Our vision is of a democracy fit for the 21st century, where every voice is heard, every vote is valued equally, and every citizen is empowered to take part. We make the case for lasting political reforms, we seek to embed democracy into the heart of public debate, and we foster the democratic spaces which encourage active citizenship.

OUR AIMS FOR 2016-2020

  1. Building alliances for electoral reform – commitments to voting reform in party manifestos, backed up by significant increase in public support.
  2. Deepening public involvement in our democracy – a UK-wide constitutional convention, alongside deeper citizen involvement in devolution and where power lies.
  3. Winning policy pledges to build a better democracy – party commitments to an elected House of Lords, votes at 16, a registration revolution, fair boundaries, party funding reform and a democratic devolution settlement.

At the ERS we want to build a democracy fit for the 21st century, where every voice is heard, every vote is valued equally, and every citizen is empowered to take part.

As the longest-standing pro-democracy organisation in the world, we work alongside parties, politicians, academics and other campaigners across the UK to secure a fairer political system.

Read our Articles of Association & Byelaws.