The latest news and commentary from the Electoral Reform Society.

How we vote has to change if our voices are to be heard

It came as no surprise this week that the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer revealed nearly three in five people (57%) in the UK feel their views are not being represented in British politics.  It is the inevitable consequence...

Posted 24 Jan 2018

House of Commons

Wales needs a stronger Senedd that’s fit for the future

In 20 years of its existence – through the growth in the Assembly’s responsibilities to the expansion of the Welsh Government and its powers, one thing has changed very little: the Senedd’s capacity to scrutinise,...

Posted 12 Dec 2017

Welsh Assembly

Meet the new ERS Council

After a well-contested election, the Electoral Reform Society have a new Council to govern the Society for the next two years. Nearly 700 members took part, with 39 candidates standing for the 15 seats available....

Posted 28 Nov 2017

Hands up voting

A chance to do Welsh local elections differently

While the Wales Act’s passing earlier this year didn’t come without its challenges, the legislation does mean that a range of new powers will soon be devolved to Wales, including those over elections. This ultimately...

Posted 11 Oct 2017

Welsh polling station