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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
30th January 2015
This is a guest post by Plaid Cymru Assembly Member Simon Thomas, discussing his recent speech on young people and democracy for ERS Cymru. The views, opinions and positions expressed within are those of the author alone and do not represent those of the Electoral Reform Society.   I was 15 when the first referendum on […]
26th January 2015
Much excitement in the European press today as Greece’s left-wing, Eurosceptic and anti-austerity Syriza has come two seats short of an absolute majority in the Greek parliamentary election, allowing them to form a coalition with the right-wing, Eurosceptic Independent Greeks. Yet Syriza won only 36.3% of the vote, giving them 49.7% of the seats. And […]
22nd January 2015
Today’s publication of draft legislation to devolve powers to Scotland makes the case for a UK-wide, citizen-led Constitutional Convention ever more pressing.   All the parties vowed to devolve more powers to Scotland, and no one is suggesting this should be delayed. But ultimately, today’s announcement raises more questions than it answers. These new powers […]