How Parliament can learn from the pandemic to strengthen scrutiny.
Posted 16 Jul 2020
ERS call for proxy voting to be put on a permanent footing following trial success.
Posted 23 Apr 2020
The Electoral Reform Society's response to FairVote's consultation: Assessing how Parliament should operate amid the coronavirus crisis
Posted 20 Apr 2020
Download as a pdf (200.3KB pdf) In an election campaign characterised by uncertainty and volatility, it came as a surprise to many that the result should be such a decisive majority for one party. The...
Posted 20 Dec 2019
Download as a .pdf file (266.9KB pdf) Written evidence submitted by the Electoral Reform Society We welcome this call for evidence and the committee’s commitment to post-legislative scrutiny of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act...
Posted 05 Nov 2019
Download as a .pdf (217.0KB pdf) Introduction Our democracy is at a critical juncture. We live in a time when our democratic processes face considerable threats from a range of sources – from ‘dark ads’...
Posted 30 Sep 2019
Download briefing as a .pdf file (211.3KB pdf) Context The Supreme Court ruling is the latest sign that the ‘gentleman’s agreements’ of our unwritten constitution have broken down leaving our democracy vulnerable. We need to...
Posted 25 Sep 2019
With democracy back in the spotlight, the House of Lords continues to do our politics few favours.
Posted 19 Sep 2019
Citizens’ assemblies are a form of deliberative democracy: processes through which citizens can engage in open, respectful and informed discussion and debate with their peers on a given issue.
Posted 08 Jul 2019
There is a huge opportunity for a political party that seeks to give power to the many by overhauling Westminster’s broken, centralised structures.
Posted 04 Jul 2019