The Reformer

Thriving, empowered communities develop the foundations for long term prosperity

Scotland’s local democracy is not an optional extra

The experience of the covid-19 crisis has served to underline...

Current Affairs Commentary
More than 1,000 news and comment pieces mentioned the ERS’ work in 2020

Five times the ERS set the news agenda...

Despite the difficulties of 2020, the ERS kept up the...

Current Affairs Commentary
There’s much the UK could adopt from the recent Irish proposals

An independent Electoral Commission for Ireland – A...

While in the UK the government has recently threatened our...

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This is the first time that the Commissions advice has been ignored

What is the House of Lords Appointments Commission?

A little-known non-departmental public body, the House of Lords Appointments...

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Urgent and decisive action is needed immediately

Democracy delayed? Voters and officials need clarity now...

Toby James, University of East Anglia and Alistair Clark, Newcastle...

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Australian Voting Place

A small change has the potential to make...

In 1918, a seemingly ordinary by-election in the Australian electoral...

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None of Biden’s big swings brought any extra Electoral College votes

How close was Trump to winning the election?

Just before the 2020 US Presidential election, we asked the...

Current Affairs Commentary
The new Lords could end up costing taxpayers as much as £728,688 a year

Here’s how much the PM’s new unelected Lords...

The House of Lords was already bursting at the seams,...

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The government must be more transparent in what is meant by harmful content

Is the government’s Online Harms Bill fit for...

By Akash Thiara, a Placement Student with the Electoral Reform...

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Constitutional Convention

Scottish House of Citizens

The Citizens' Assembly of Scotland has proposed an idea that...

ERS Scotland
Reforming the Lords is a rare issue that is popular across all parties

Replace Lords with a senate of the regions...

Overhauling Parliament’s London-dominated second chamber would help empower the UK’s...

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Over 100 constituency parties have passed motions in favour of proportional representation

Labour MPs call on party in Westminster to...

Labour MPs from across the party have called on the...

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