Newly-released polling has found that 71% back an overhaul of the House of Lords, following the PM’s decision to pack the chamber with 36 new peers.
Posted 07 Sep 2020
The Speaker of the House of Lords, Norman Fowler, has warned that there is no cap on the number of peers the Prime Minister can pack into the chamber – raising fresh fears the Lords...
Posted 01 Sep 2020
Democracy experts have hit back at 'reckless' calls from the Conservative Party to abolish the elections regulator.
Posted 01 Sep 2020
The Electoral Reform Society has called for increased powers for the Electoral Commission to ensure transparency, fairness and accountability in online campaigning in its submission to a parliamentary review on electoral regulation.
Posted 27 Aug 2020
Democracy campaigners have reacted with outrage to reports that the Prime Minister is pushing ahead with plans for a ‘donors list’ – giving those who’ve funded the Conservatives ‘votes on our laws for life’ in...
Posted 17 Aug 2020
Campaigners are calling out a fresh expenses scandal in the House of Lords, following research published in the New Statesman today.
Posted 13 Aug 2020
Statement from the Electoral Reform Society, embargoed 00:01 Wednesday, 12th August 2020. The Electoral Reform Society has responded to proposals from the Government to introduce some transparency for online political advertising. The ERS – which has campaigned for the...
Posted 12 Aug 2020
Just 2% of peers have have a primary working background in medical and healthcare work - compared to around one in ten of the workforce.
Posted 06 Aug 2020
A petition to scrap and replace the unelected House of Lords with a PR-elected chamber has reached 350,000 signatures - doubling in just a few days.
Posted 04 Aug 2020
"You cannot claim to want to address the size of the Lords while at the same time packing it full of party loyalists, donors and ex-MPs."
Posted 03 Aug 2020