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Our top 5 most read articles of 2019

Every year we take a look back on our most popular blogs of the year. It’s certainly been a busy year, with local, EU and now a General Election all within a few months of...

Posted 17 Dec 2019

Most read blogs of 2019

Introducing the ERS General Election Results Hub

Every general election, sites like the BBC, Guardian and Telegraph present live updates of the general election results as they roll in. Yet, despite having the data in front of you, it’s often hard to see the warping effect of our broken...

Posted 09 Dec 2019

Woman using the ERS 2019 Results Hub

What is proportional representation?

Parties from across the political spectrum are lining up against our voting system and calling for proportional representation, but what does that term mean? There are lots of different ways to decide who gets to...

Posted 06 Dec 2019

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