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Voters of all parties suffered in some part of the UK

Who benefits from Westminster’s First Past the Post...

Westminster's voting system hurts voters. Here's how.

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The Electoral Commission is not an all-encompassing democracy watchdog

What does the Electoral Commission do?

The Electoral Commission is an independent body established in 2001....

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With PR, the number of MPs in parliament are ‘in proportion’ to the votes cast

What is proportional representation?

Parties from across the political spectrum are lining up against...

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

How do you register to vote and when...

Whilst registration statistics have gone dramatically up since the date...

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Voters shouldn’t have to change their behaviour to work around first past the post’s failings

What is tactical voting and why is it...

In a Westminster election, tactical voting takes place when a...

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Hung parliaments aren't the problem Westminsters broken system is

What is a hung parliament?

Across the country, a total of 650 Members of Parliament...

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Outside of Westminster, most ways of electing parliaments and assemblies don’t involve wasting so many votes.

Where is proportional representation used in the UK?

Westminster’s voting system is well and truly broken. The system...

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In Japan’s last election, Abe's ruling coalition won a two-thirds majority on less than half the vote

How do elections work in Japan?

For the next six weeks the eyes of the world...

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Around the world there are plenty of parliaments we can learn from

If the House of Lords were elected, would...

The Electoral Reform Society has long campaigned for the House...

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Compared to Westminster, the Scottish Parliament is very proportional

Is there proportional representation in Scotland?

For most of the 20th century, every election in Scotland...

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While the purpose of the House of Lords is clear, the need for it to continue as it is now, is not

What is the main purpose of the House...

Even those of you out there who have a passing...

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Each member state decides the details of the system used to elect their MEPs

How is the European Parliament Elected?

Voters across the EU will be heading to the polls...

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