The ERS will launch extensive new analysis of the 2019 General Election next Monday (2nd March), in a report on December’s vote.
Posted 25 Feb 2020
Download as a pdf (200.3KB pdf) In an election campaign characterised by uncertainty and volatility, it came as a surprise to many that the result should be such a decisive majority for one party. The...
Posted 20 Dec 2019
England has large areas which are ‘democracy deserts’, according to a new report on this year’s elections from the UK’s leading democracy organisation.
Posted 22 Aug 2019
The ERS and groups representing elderly voters and BME communities are warning that mandatory voter ID risks pulling up the drawbridge to thousands of voters, after the government confirmed plans to impose the ‘show your...
Posted 02 Oct 2020
Download as PDF (130.5KB pdf) Democracy is about empowering citizens so they can actively take part in our political processes and make an informed decision at the ballot box. Transparency, fairness and accountability in political...
Posted 24 Sep 2020
Democracy in the Dark – our new report commissioned from two of the UK’s leading election finance academics reveals a major rise in online spending during the 2019 general election – with little transparency over...
Posted 24 Sep 2020
The House of Lords just keeps getting bigger. Following the PM’s appointment of 36 new unelected peers, each week sees more introduced to a chamber that is bursting at the seams. The Lords themselves have...
Posted 18 Sep 2020
The UK’s leading pro-democracy campaign group has called for the government to move swiftly on modernising Britain’s ‘dangerously outdated’ electoral rules, after a key Lords committee slammed government inaction on the issue.
Posted 29 Jun 2020
Last Wednesday marked 10 years since the 2010 General Election. Time flies, doesn’t it? It’s worth looking back on an election that marked some firsts in British politics. The 2010 campaign was the first to...
Posted 12 May 2020
New analysis of the 2019 General Election has highlighted major pressures on Britain’s electoral process.
Posted 23 Apr 2020