Leading Labour figures and democracy campaigners have urged the Labour party to get behind major political reform, following the launch of a new party-commissioned roadmap for constitutional change.
Posted 05 Feb 2021
"The need for a wholesale renewal of our democracy is now more urgent than ever."
Posted 16 Jul 2020
The rules that govern our politics have a lot to answer for when it comes to political in-fighting and polarisation.
Posted 07 Jul 2020
The Labour Party has scrapped First Past the Post voting for its National Executive Committee elections, meaning constituency representatives will now be elected using the gold standard of PR: the Single Transferable Vote.
Posted 02 Jul 2020
The Labour party is currently consulting on its policies for political reform and the reforming Britain's broken constitution.
Posted 25 Jun 2020
New research has highlighted once again just how damaging Westminster's warped voting system is to our society.
Posted 23 Jun 2020
“Labour shouldn’t model its elections on Westminster’s broken system, but on the values they want to see enacted."
Posted 21 May 2020
Labour members have received their ballot papers and are voting in the leadership and deputy leadership contests – with polls open until the 2nd April. The Electoral Reform Society aims to ensure that Britain’s ‘democratic...
Posted 28 Feb 2020
Labour, from its beginnings 100 years ago has promoted democratic reform. Keir Hardie was a supporter of the Electoral Reform Society (then called the Proportional Representation Society). Hardie, a leading Scottish socialist, helped found the...
Posted 24 Jan 2020
In one sense, the formation of The Independent Group on Monday came to many as a shock to the system. But in another sense, it simply reflected a long-term reality. Britain’s parties are unwieldy coalitions,...
Posted 19 Feb 2019