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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

Wales

Why you should stand for the ERS Council

This year, I’ll be standing down from the ERS Council – and it’s been one of the more rewarding, challenging, interesting and sometimes downright fun experiences I’ve had in the past few years.  After 6...

Posted 02 Oct 2017

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

New Zealand election: Citizens make the most of fair votes

Saturday saw New Zealand go to the polls for its eighth election since they ditched the broken first past the post system and adopted Mixed-Member Proportional representation (MMP) in 1993. Mixed-Member Proportional is a variant...

Posted 27 Sep 2017

New Zealand parliament

Revealed: The new expenses scandal in the House of Lords

It turns out the expenses scandal didn’t end in 2009 – it’s been bubbling away in a different chamber: the House of Lords. Today we’ve published the findings of our extensive analysis of voting, speaking...

Posted 21 Sep 2017

Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit: reflections on the first weekend

The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit has just begun its work. The project’s director, Alan Renwick, here offers some initial, personal reflections on a highly successful first weekend. The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit has just completed its first weekend...

Posted 16 Sep 2017