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10 May 2016

8 things last week’s elections tell us about Britain’s changing politics

Last week’s ‘Super Thursday’ of elections was gold-dust for democracy lovers. It saw elections in Wales and London for their Assemblies, in Scotland for the Holyrood Parliament, in councils across England, in England and Wales for the Police and Crime Commissioners, and for Mayors in London, Bristol, Salford and Liverpool. Here are seven things we can learn from Super Thursday: 1. Politics is […]
4 Jan 2016

Our top ten most read blogs of 2015

2015 was the busiest year ever for the Electoral Reform Society blog, with monthly readership over double the level we had in 2014. As we get stuck in to 2016, we thought we’d look back over the top ten most read blogs of 2015. The dash for cash At number ten we had the news from May that over £100,000,000 was donated to ten political parties in the run up to the 2015 election, more than double […]
18 Dec 2015

Jonathan Reynolds' Speech

This blog is a guest post from Jonathan Reynolds MP. Jonathan delivered this speech in the House of Commons on Wednesday 16 December as a motion for leave to bring in the Representation of the People (Proportional Representation) (House of Commons) Bill. Jonathan Reynolds (Stalybridge and Hyde) (Lab/Co-op): I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Representation of the […]
18 Dec 2015

Thank you, Mr. Reynolds

This Wednesday, MPs had their first chance in years to discuss proportional representation in the House of Commons. Sadly, they voted not to allow the Proportional Representation Bill to go forward – a huge shame, but not a great surprise. In the chamber, Jonathan Reynolds MP who proposed the Bill spoke on behalf of the 6,000 people who wrote to their MPs, the 500,000 who signed petitions this […]
22 Nov 2011

Interests aside – what’s right for Wales?

The Electoral Reform Society Wales launched our new report today analysing the results of the Welsh Assembly Elections in May 2011. The report shows what the results could have looked like had they been conducted under different voting systems, taking into account the impact of Westminster’s potential boundary changes. This analysis is particularly relevant as the Secretary of State for Wales has […]