What we stand for

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.

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.

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
  • Working to secure the adoption of proportional representation by the method of the single transferable vote (STV) as used in Scottish local elections since 2007.
  • Winning the argument for fair votes in local government

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

Read our Articles of Association & Byelaws.