This week’s Queen’s Speech confirmed that the government would be pushing ahead with the Electoral Integrity Bill. As we’ve outlined before, the bill would require voters to present photo identification at the polling station in...
Posted 14 May 2021
Leading UK civil society groups have united to challenge plans to block those without ID from voting, in a landmark joint statement co-ordinated by the ERS.
Posted 14 May 2021
The government is planning to introduce legislation that will make it harder for millions of ordinary people to vote.
Posted 10 May 2021
The warping effects of First Past the Post were in the news again this month, with the Times’ Patrick Maguire penning a piece on the ‘one-party fiefdoms’ that plague our politics. Darren Hughes, responded with...
Posted 15 Apr 2021
That there is growing opposition to government plans to introduce mandatory voter ID should come as no surprise. Requirements to show photo ID at polling stations, which are expected to be introduced in 2023, are...
Posted 12 Mar 2021
Leading US civil rights groups have sounded the alarm over UK government plans to exclude those who lack ID from the polling station.
Posted 04 Mar 2021
At a cost of up to £20m per election, this is a colossal waste of energy and resources at a time when we should be focusing on the UK’s recovery.
Posted 18 Feb 2021
What does democracy look like in a pandemic? It’s a question that came up a lot last year – and 2021 seems no different. This year could see some major developments when it comes to...
Posted 18 Jan 2021
Despite the difficulties of 2020, the ERS kept up the pressure and make the case for political reform in a crowded news cycle. From promoting our key campaigns through our analysis of the 2019 election...
Posted 13 Jan 2021
It’s hard to think of a more troubling year in living memory. But the public health crisis has, perhaps counter-intuitively, put issues of democracy at the forefront. The election may feel like a distant memory,...
Posted 07 Dec 2020