democratic reform

2 Feb 2017

Senedd reform and local PR: an exciting week for Welsh democracy

As the political world shifts from its axis in a tumultuous first month of 2017, you’d be forgiven for missing on some other developments in the electoral reform agenda in Wales. Whisper it, but all in all, this has been a remarkable week. Two developments are advancing our cause significantly – and are the culmination of ERS’ long-term campaigns. First, the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government […]
26 Sep 2016

Why PR must be at the heart of Labour's reform agenda: Katie Ghose at #Lab16

The following is based on Katie Ghose’s speech at the launch of the Fabian Society’s new report on democratic reform ('Politics by People') at Labour Party conference on the 25 th September. You can read about the Fabians’ democracy charter, signed by over 50 senior labour movement figures, here: www.fabiandemocraticreform.org.uk Firstly, thank you to the Fabian Society and the Joseph Rowntree […]
7 Sep 2016

The next four years for reform: our 2020 strategy

Over the past few years, the Electoral Reform Society has gone from strength to strength. As the world’s oldest pro-democracy organisation, we have a long history of fighting to build a better democracy. And now we’ve reached an exciting new chapter in that history. At the ERS we want to build a democracy fit for the 21st century. So we’re proud to be taking our work to the next level, with the […]
27 Feb 2016

So...what would a reformed EU actually look like?

This weekend the Greens held their Spring Conference in Harrogate – and the EU referendum was, perhaps understandably, at the top of the agenda. Greens often talk about the need for democratic reform of the EU (assuming Britain votes to stay in). But what would it actually look like in practice? I went to the launch debate of the #GreenerIN campaign on Saturday. While the ERS are neutral on […]