Category - electoral reform

  • April 18, 2017

    English devolution risks becoming a "plaything of the old boys' club", according to a new report from the Electoral Reform Society.

  • March 30, 2012

    A group of Muslim and Christian leaders have been to see the president of the elections governing body, calling for an end to manipulative practices.

  • June 30, 2011

    Malaysian authorities are arbitrarily arresting and detaining scores of peaceful electoral reform protesters, say Amnesty International.

  • May 9, 2011

    There can be no one who voted or campaigned for the Alternative Vote who believed it to be anything other than a first step towards full reform of the electoral system. Initially, Nick Clegg's petulant description of it as a “miserable little compromise” seemed an example of the perfect being permitted to become the enemy of the possible. However, it now seems that the pursuit of incremental change may have turned out to be a mistake.

  • May 5, 2011

    The main arguments used by the 'No to AV' campaign are, if taken to their logical conclusion, arguments against democracy. Every one of their leading arguments could be used an argument against holding elections at all.

  • April 20, 2011

    If you’ve received a leaflet from the ‘No to AV’ campaign, you may have noticed a map showing that only three countries use the Alternative Vote system. But there are lots of things the map does not show.

  • December 20, 2010

    For some years, Ekklesia has been arguing the case for political and voting reform in Britain as part of a values-based change in public life. Over the coming few months we will be making an even more substantial contribution, with co-director Jonathan Bartley being seconded* for part of the week as a spokesperson for the Yes! To Fairer Votes campaign.

  • October 6, 2010

    New Green MP Caroline Lucas is jointly heading up attempts to give voters the option of Proportional Representation in May's electoral reform referendum.

  • October 5, 2010
  • September 30, 2010

    Britain's political reformers have welcomed Ed Miliband's commitment to campaign for a change in Westminster's archaic electoral system.