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16 and 17 year olds already have the vote in devolved elections in Scotland and Wales

Could this be the last general election that...

At the Electoral Reform Society, we have long been advocates...

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The system is more akin to a private members club than a national legislature

It’s not just hereditary peers that are ‘hard...

Earlier this week, the Labour leader in the House of...

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Did eight Conservative Police and Crime Commissioners win due to voting change

Imposing First Past the Post on these roles...

The recent mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner elections took...

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74 councillors in Wales took their seats without a vote being cast

First Past the Post means 100,000 Welsh voters...

Local elections are an important part of democracy in Wales....

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Pursuing Parity webinar

#ERSLive – Pursuing Parity: Examining Gender Quotas Across...

Following the publication of our new report Pursuing Parity, we want...

ERS Report Launch
Good scrutiny means good legislation, and good legislation pays for itself

Senedd expansion is a pivotal moment for devolution

Something historic happened yesterday, something good. What happened in the...

ERS Cymru
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Four steps to protect our elections from AI...

I recently co-signed a letter with a host of leading...

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This election lowered the bar for politicians and raised it for voters

Local elections: A third of the vote shouldn’t...

The local and mayoral elections saw the corrosive impact First...

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A government defeat in the Lords can be all smoke and no fire

What happens when the Lords defeat the Government?

The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill, allowing deportations...

Your Questions Answered
When the results don’t look anything like how we vote, how are we supposed to hold councils to account

England’s local elections show the warped world of...

Local people are best placed to decide the priorities of...

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These reports throw into sharp relief the daft and inexplicable inconsistencies that voter ID rules are riddled with

While Boris Johnson could come back with ID,...

News that former Prime Minister Boris Johnson was turned away...

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These changes Lower the bar for politicians and raising it for voters

Voters are being treated as guinea pigs in...

Today, the 2nd May, millions of voters will head to...

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