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Manifesto for democracy: A Stronger Senedd

The Senedd looks very different to when it was first conceived in 1999. Ongoing devolution has meant more powers are held in Cardiff Bay – including primary law-making powers and tax-varying powers that create a...

Posted 23 Oct 2020

Welsh Assembly

ERS Cymru’s 2021 Manifesto for Democracy

In just over six short months voters in Wales will head to the polls for the Senedd elections. This election will be different in many ways, with many alternative measures expected to be in place...

Posted 22 Oct 2020

ERS Cymru 2021 manifesto preview

ERS in the Press – September

As the government continues to implement new restrictions to fight the second wave of coronavirus, the cracks in Britain’s political system continue to grow behind the curtain. In September we released new research on party...

Posted 02 Oct 2020

Newspapers

9 things you need to know about the 2019 General Election

You probably heard a lot about the number of seats parties won (and lost) in December’s General Election. What was less prominent was just how poorly the results reflected how people actually voted. The ERS...

Posted 24 Dec 2019

A 1% increase in the Conservatives’ vote share led to a landslide

How do you register to vote and when do you have to do it by?

Whilst registration statistics have gone dramatically up since the date for the next general election became official, arguably the level of first-time registration may be being overstated. The statistics we are given tell us the...

Posted 13 Nov 2019

To vote you must be registered by the 26th of November