Parliamentary briefings

Votes at 16 Private Members Bill 3rd November 2017

Download as PDF (453.8KB pdf) Briefing The Electoral Reform Society strongly supports enfranchising 16- and 17-year-olds for all elections and referendums. We see lowering the franchise as vital to nurturing more active citizens for the...

Posted 02 Nov 2017

Westminster Hall Debate on PR 30th October 2017

Download as PDF (403.1KB pdf) Briefing The Electoral Reform Society warmly welcomes the decision to debate the petition ‘To make votes matter, adopt Proportional Representation for UK General Elections’ in Westminster Hall on 30th October 2017....

Posted 25 Oct 2017

Hereditary peers: By-elections briefing

Download the briefing (408.5KB pdf) Jess Garland, Research Advisor, Electoral Reform Society July 2017 The result of the most recent hereditary peer by-election will be announced on Wednesday 19 July. This by-election was called following...

Posted 28 Jun 2017

Votes at 16 Briefing

Download the briefing (325.3KB pdf) The Electoral Reform Society strongly supports enfranchising 16- and 17-year-olds for all elections and referenda. Enfranchising younger people is one of the ways we can try to build a better...

Posted 28 Jun 2017

Lord Speaker’s committee on the size of the House inquiry

Download Submisison (511.2KB pdf)   The Electoral Reform Society is an independent campaigning organisation working to champion the rights of voters and build a better democracy in Britain. The Society welcomes the growing consensus that...

Posted 14 Feb 2017

PACAC Lords Inquiry

Download Submission (388.5KB pdf) ‘Is the House of Lords an effective second chamber?’ January 10th, 2017 Electoral Reform Society submission to Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) Inquiry on the Size and Composition of...

Posted 10 Jan 2017

Lessons from the EU Referendum

Download Briefing (541.1KB pdf) The EU referendum – where we go from here The Electoral Reform Society was, from the start, a key commentator on the conduct and nature of the EU referendum and the...

Posted 04 Jul 2016

Trade Union Bill Consideration of Lords amendments

Download Briefing (455.9KB pdf) Consideration of Lords amendments (Wednesday 27th April 2016) The ‘opt-in’ and party funding Responses to Lords Amendments 7 and 8 The Society strongly welcomes government amendment (n) – extending the transition...

Posted 27 Apr 2016

How to do a Constitutional Convention in the UK

Download Briefing (248.3KB pdf) Contact: Dr Edward Molloy (edward.molloy@electoral-reform.org.uk) For more information, visit www.electoral-reform.org.uk/constitutional-convention Introduction This note first sets out what a citizen-led Constitutional Convention is, and why we need one for the UK. We...

Posted 09 Mar 2016