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A chance to do Welsh local elections differently

While the Wales Act’s passing earlier this year didn’t come without its challenges, the legislation does mean that a range of new powers will soon be devolved to Wales, including those over elections. This ultimately...

Posted 11 Oct 2017

Welsh polling station

This is your chance to steer the movement for fair votes

Do you have the skills the Electoral Reform Society needs for the future? This year our members are electing the ERS’ Council – it’s the governing body of the Society, with ultimate responsibility for its...

Posted 29 Sep 2017

Darren Hughes

Where are the women in May’s local election?

Since the Prime Minister’s unexpected announcement of a General Election last week there’s been little time to talk of anything else. Our 24 hour news cycle is now dominated by images of May, Corbyn et...

Posted 27 Apr 2017

We’ll need more AMs to deal with Brexit

If there was a ‘word cloud’ of popular news topics over the last twelve months then ‘Brexit’ would be front, centre and in bold. Since last June’s referendum the topic has dominated headlines, been the...

Posted 27 Mar 2017

Welsh Assembly

The Brexit deficit

If there was a ‘word cloud’ of popular news topics over the last twelve months then ‘Brexit’ would be front, centre and in bold. Since last June’s referendum the topic has dominated headlines, been the...

Posted 27 Mar 2017

Cyfnod Newydd i ERS Cymru

Wrth iddi ymuno â ERS Cymru, mae Jess Blair yn nodi’r heriau a’r cyfleoedd i ddyfnhau democratiaeth Cymru Yn ystod y deuddeg mis diwethaf, mae’r tirlun wleidyddol wedi newid yn sylfaenol dros y byd. Rydym...

Posted 17 Mar 2017

Welsh Assembly

An exciting time to join ERS Cymru

As she joins us as the new Director of ERS Cymru, Jess Blair sets out the challenges and opportunities for deepening Welsh democracy. In the last twelve months the political landscape across the world has...

Posted 14 Mar 2017

Welsh Assembly