The Reformer

Conservative, Labour, SNP, Green and Lib Dem figures back our calls

Cross-party figures unite to call for transparency in...

Political figures across the spectrum have backed our calls for...

Current Affairs Commentary
Democracy in the Dark Preview

ERS reveals the scale of secretive online campaigning...

Democracy in the Dark – our new report commissioned from...

Current Affairs Commentary
Covid-19 has moved the assembly to the forefront of Scottish government thinking

The Citizen’s Assembly of Scotland can help shape...

Scotland’s first Citizens’ Assembly met last week for the first...

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Labour for a New Democracy

Campaigners unite to urge Labour party to back...

A major new project has been launched to encourage the Labour party to back proportional...

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Britain’s voter registration system is leaving millions on...

They’ve been called the ‘missing millions’: over 9 million eligible people...

Developments at the ERS
Aristocrats are guaranteed representation in our parliament

Hereditary peer by-elections have been paused. They should...

The House of Lords just keeps getting bigger. Following the...

Current Affairs Commentary

2020 Conference and AGM

The conference will feature a presentation and Q&A session on...

Developments at the ERS
It will require rigorous advance planning, costing and communication

It is possible to hold elections in a...

This is a guest article from Sarah Birch,  Professor of...

Current Affairs Commentary
UK Climate Assembly

What can we learn from the UK Climate...

The UK’s first nationwide citizens’ assembly on climate change came...

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Good scrutiny means good legislation, and good legislation pays for itself

Wales’ Parliament has long been under-resourced – it’s...

With just 60 elected members, Wales’ Parliament has long been...

Current Affairs Commentary
Newspaper Pile

ERS in the Press – August 2020

As governments respond to the global pandemic, the issue of...

Current Affairs Commentary
Abolishing the Electoral Commission would be a dangerous backwards step

Our elections watchdog needs strengthening, not scrapping

You’d think given the rising tide of disinformation, dodgy donations...

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