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Citizen-led decision making was brought up again and again in fringes and on the conference floor

SNP delegates pack out ERS Scotland fringes

On Sunday at SNP spring conference, delegates showed their interest...

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Australian Senate reforms need to go further to...

Ill-thought-out plans have a habit of coming back and biting...

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Voter ID Required

Local elections: How voter ID trial could undermine...

Here’s something you might not know about Thursday’s local elections:...

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Conservative MPs back proportional representation, arguing First Past...

MPs from across the spectrum made the case for reforming...

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Before a single vote has been cast, 300 council seats across England are guaranteed to particular candidates or parties

Uncontested seats mean thousands of voters will be...

Next week, on Thursday, 2 May, voters in many parts...

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Welsh Assembly

Too late for a wake-up call?

How does the Welsh Conservative Party reflect and represent the...

ERS Cymru

Democracy cancelled: How parties have captured hundreds of...

Large parts of England are effectively democracy deserts, with hundreds...

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There are huge threats to our democracy which mustn’t be ignored

Ministers can’t let themselves of the hook when...

Last week the government launched a consultation into tackling ‘online...

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Votes are chewed up by the meat-grinder of Westminster’s voting system

Why A General Election Won’t Solve The Brexit...

One piece of news got buried last week. While Labour...

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If you vote in your first election, you’ll probably vote for life

In a Snap Brexit Election, 16 and 17...

Young people are refusing to be ignored – the recent...

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Newspaper Pile

ERS in the Press – March 2019

Brexit might be dominating the news, but the rolling constitutional...

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MPs must lead the way in finding better ways of doing politics

Binary indicative votes were never going to achieve...

This is an expanded version of a letter from our...

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