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Where are the women in May’s local election?

Since the Prime Minister’s unexpected announcement of a General Election last week there’s been little time to talk of anything else. Our 24 hour news cycle is now dominated by images of May, Corbyn et...

Posted 27 Apr 2017

We did it: petition for PR hits 100,000 signatures

We did it. The petition to introduce real Proportional Representation for Westminster has hit its target of 100,000 – with over two weeks to go. Thousands of you shared our blogs, tweets, emails and posts...

Posted 21 Mar 2017

You Did It! Parliament to Debate Fair Votes

A system in crisis

It’s official: this election was the most disproportionate in UK history. We’ve just released our new report on the May 7th General Election, A Voting System in Crisis. And it makes for worrying reading for fans of...

Posted 01 Jun 2015

The Lottery Election

639 Votes Are All That Would Be Needed to Change the Result of the 2015 election The 2015 election was won by only six seats. If six constituencies had voted differently then Britain would have...

Posted 20 May 2015

Ballot Papers

Kicking the bastards out

We hear time and again of the way First Past the Post lets voters ‘kick the bastards out’ – a colourful reference to the perceived ease with which voters can turf out one government and neatly replace it...

Posted 31 Aug 2010

Since 1885, only once has a majority government of one party cleanly replaced a majority of the other