Labour conference delegates will vote today on whether to back proportional representation, and ditch Westminster’s broken voting system. Attendees will debate the policy shift at the conference in Brighton, which would push the party to...
Posted 27 Sep 2021
Support is growing across the Labour movement for reform of Westminster’s creaking electoral system. 83% of Labour members support PR according to the latest polling, and over 250 CLPs have already passed local policy in...
Posted 09 Sep 2021
Baroness Jenny Randerson speaks to Josiah Mortimer about reforming the Welsh and UK electoral systems and the future of devolution.
Posted 12 Aug 2021
A new report from the ERS celebrates two-decades of proportional representation in Britain, including the Senedd, Scottish Parliament, and London Assembly.
Posted 02 Aug 2021
The 6 May 2021 was a milestone for the campaign for fairer votes in Britain. The date marked the sixth set of elections to take place for each of Great Britain’s devolved elected institutions –...
Posted 31 Jul 2021
We thought we’d look at a unique aspect of Sweden, Norway and Denmark’s political cultures – the two-bloc system – and ask whether it really is able to combine the direct accountability of a two-party...
Posted 23 Jun 2021
By looking at the experiences of similar countries and the devolved governments, we can see which kinds of party system are most probable given the sorts of voting system that are most likely to be...
Posted 09 Jun 2021
We’re already seeing a plethora of rotten results – with parties taking nearly all the seats on a fraction of the vote.
Posted 07 May 2021
Over 12 million voters have a powerful voice today, with proportional representation used in Wales, Scotland and on the London Assembly.
Posted 06 May 2021
When one party takes all – on a fraction of the vote – people understandably feel alienated and voiceless, and new research appears to back this up.
Posted 19 Mar 2021