"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
New research has highlighted once again just how damaging Westminster's warped voting system is to our society.
Posted 23 Jun 2020
On Monday night, MPs debated the need to reform Westminster's one-party-takes-all voting system.
Posted 09 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
Keir Starmer’s backing of electoral reform puts democracy at the heart of Labour’s leadership contest From one Keir to another, support for electoral reform is growing. Labour Party Leadership frontrunner Sir Keir Starmer this morning...
Posted 31 Jan 2020
You probably heard a lot about the number of seats parties won (and lost) in December’s General Election. What was less prominent was just how poorly the results reflected how people actually voted. The ERS...
Posted 24 Dec 2019
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
Local democracy in England and Wales has long been under strain – with contests often seeing dismally low turnout, or indeed no contest taking place at all. But new research from the ERS adds fresh...
Posted 30 Jul 2019