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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 are campaigning for a better democracy.


Our Vision

Our vision is a representative democracy fit for the 21st century. We know that every year that passes with our steam age political system still in place is a missed opportunity for the people of Britain.


Our Values

We put voters first. We believe:

  • Every vote and every voice has value and should be heard
  • Everyone should be able to shape the decisions that affect their lives
  • Our institutions should reflect the people they serve
  • People should be able to hold those in power to account
  • Politics should offer people real alternatives

That’s the democracy we want to create. Everything we do is a step towards this vision.


Our Ambition

Our ambition is to pave the way for real change to the way politics works in Britain.

In the run up to the 2015 General Election we will do this by:

  • Developing the credibility, relationships and voice to shape a new political reform agenda
  • Showing how First Past the Post is contributing to our broken politics
  • Winning the argument for fair votes in local government

Read our strategy and find out how we will achieve our aims.

Recent News
22nd September 2014
The ERS held its first Labour Party conference event this morning. The subject was “What next after the Scottish independence referendum?”   At one level this should not be so contentious – Scotland has been promised significant devolution of new powers by all three of the big Westminster parties. A very rapid timetable has been established […]
18th September 2014
Scotland is shrouded in a muggy haar today, and it feels as if we’ve been cut off from the rest of the world in order to concentrate and exercise our democratic right to vote: for or against independence. It feels like a reason to talk to strangers, smile at passers-by. We’re making history.   There’s […]
8th September 2014
Scotland is alive with an unprecedented level of political debate. In homes, pubs and town halls, that debate is not limited to technicalities; it’s about the way people want to be governed, the society they want to live in.   Go south of the border and you could already be in an entirely separate country. […]