The re-run of May’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election in Wiltshire and Swindon takes place on the 19th August, after the winning candidate was disbarred due to a historical driving conviction. The original election...
Posted 19 Aug 2021
The first meetings of the Electoral Reform Society, then known as the Proportional Representation Society, quickly settled on the Single Transferable Vote (STV) as the best option for electoral reform.
Posted 17 Aug 2021
Baroness Jenny Randerson speaks to Josiah Mortimer about reforming the Welsh and UK electoral systems and the future of devolution.
Posted 12 Aug 2021
The Queen’s Speech on the 17th May outlined the UK Government’s plans to implement Voter ID in UK elections.
Posted 10 Aug 2021
The first meetings of the Proportional Representation Society quickly attracted many leading lights of the Victorian age – including Lewis Carroll, CP Scott (editor of what is now The Guardian) and Thomas Hare (the inventor...
Posted 10 Aug 2021
"With STV, we are trying to steal a march on other parties, while at the same time cooperating for the public good."
Posted 05 Aug 2021
A new report from the ERS celebrates two-decades of proportional representation in Britain, including the Senedd, Scottish Parliament, and London Assembly.
Posted 02 Aug 2021
The 6 May 2021 was a milestone for the campaign for fairer votes in Britain. The date marked the sixth set of elections to take place for each of Great Britain’s devolved elected institutions –...
Posted 31 Jul 2021
Looking at just Party List systems in western Europe, there is a lot of variation.
Posted 27 Jul 2021
Earlier this month, the government published its long-awaited Elections Bill which makes changes to the administration and conduct of elections with the stated aim of ensuring that ‘UK elections remain secure, fair, modern, inclusive and...
Posted 23 Jul 2021