This is your chance to steer the movement for fair votes

Darren Hughes, Chief Executive

Posted on the 29th September 2017

Do you have the skills the Electoral Reform Society needs for the future?

This year our members are electing the ERS’ Council – it’s the governing body of the Society, with ultimate responsibility for its governance and administration.

The Council is the driving force behind the ERS. Council Members work with our staff team and set the Society’s broad strategy and the direction of our campaigns. It’s a really great opportunity for passionate reformers prepared to share their time, energy and ideas to get more involved in our work.

All fully paid-up members can stand for election to the Council. And if you’re not a member, you can join us today from just £2 a month. (If you join today, you have three weeks left to stand – it’s really easy and only takes a few minutes!)

Council members bring invaluable experience and perspectives from all walks of life to the ERS. We need a diverse body to make sure our work can reach every corner of modern Britain.

And members should be able to pick from candidates with different political opinions, backgrounds and a wide variety of professional experience outside politics. We want a Council that reflects the talent and breadth of our organisation.

There are four Council meetings each year held in central London, and we can arrange for members to dial in if attendance in person is occasionally difficult.

And don’t let any worries about the cost of serving on the Council put you off. We strive to be as inclusive as possible – meaning we offer full reimbursement of all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, including the cost of travel, subsistence, childcare costs, overnight accommodation in London if required, and any other reasonable costs that arise as a result of serving on the board.

For more information about the role, check out the Useful Documents section of our elections platform – where you can also find out how to put yourself forward and start the nomination process (although remember to join first).

You only have until 23.59 on Wednesday 18 October to put yourself forward. This is your chance to help lead the movement for electoral reform. Don’t miss it!

If you have any questions about standing for the ERS Council, contact us on or call us on 0203 714 4070.

 We’re looking forward to you getting involved!

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