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2023 at the ERS: Getting our issues in the Press

Each year we write an Annual Report which looks back at our achievements across the last 12 months, and explains how our team have campaigned towards securing our vision for a democracy fit for the...

Posted 26 Nov 2023

Annual Report: How we've hit the headlines in 2023

2023 at the ERS: Our major milestones and achievements

Each year we write an Annual Report which looks back at our achievements across the last 12 months, and explains how our team have campaigned towards securing our vision for a democracy fit for the...

Posted 25 Nov 2023

Annual Report: The major milestones in our campaign in 2023

2023 at the ERS: Our year campaigning for change

Each year we write an Annual Report which looks back at our achievements across the last 12 months, and explains how our team have campaigned towards securing our vision for a democracy fit for the...

Posted 24 Nov 2023

Annual Report: How we've led the charge for reform in 2023

The next ‘Portillo Moment’? Who could be at risk

The two large Conservative majorities overturned in last week’s by-elections have led to media speculation that even frontbenchers of the Government in ‘safe seats’ are at risk of their very own ‘Portillo moment’. The phrase...

Posted 25 Oct 2023

Latest by-elections reveal flaws of First Past the Post

The two UK parliamentary by-elections, held on 19 October 2023, saw some dramatic outcomes. In Mid Bedfordshire, Labour overturned the biggest majority (24,664) in any by-election since at least 1945. In Tamworth, Labour achieved its...

Posted 20 Oct 2023

Democracy is major theme at Labour conference

Following last year’s successful motion on proportional representation, electoral reform and improving our democracy remained some of the biggest topics of discussion at Labour conference this year. The Electoral Reform Society team organised and spoke...

Posted 13 Oct 2023

Darren Hughes and Mick Antoniw at Labour Conference