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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
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 […]
14th November 2014
Today the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee has published an excellent report, Voter engagement in the UK. It sets out a series of recommendations on how to re-engage people in our representative democracy. We gave evidence to the Committee earlier in the year, and we’re delighted to see some of our recommendations taken forward.   Voter disengagement is […]