electoral reform

  • 3 Mar 2010

    The Electoral Reform Society has said that new research on voter registration paints a "scandalous" picture, and points to the urgent need to address the underlying reasons why people are not engaging with the political system.

  • 25 Feb 2010

    A manifesto for re-connecting formal British politics with ordinary people has been chosen by the public and officially unveiled, as the largest ever campaign for political reform enters its decisive phase.

  • 9 Feb 2010

    As the House of Commons votes today on proposals to legislate for a referendum over introducing the Alternative Vote system, campaigners are urging that political reform should go deeper and further.

  • 11 Jan 2010

    Different possibilities for electoral reform will come under the parliamentary spotlight today, with Lord Alton's debate on the wider impact of party list systems taking place in the House of Lords on Monday 11 January 2010.

  • 10 Jan 2010

    Ahead of his short debate on voting systems in the House of Lords on Monday 11th January 2009, independent peer Lord Alton warns that electoral reform based on cynical and belated attempts to sustain the hegemony of politicians will not suffice. Change has to be deep rooted to be sustainable. He also compares the STV and AV voting systems.

  • 13 Dec 2009

    Will the government introduce a piece of legislation within the life of this parliament that requires a public referendum on the introduction of an Alternative Vote electoral system for Westminster after the next election? Simon Barrow explores the current political terrain.

  • 30 Nov 2009

    Power 2010, the UK coalition that aims to "change politics for good" is encouraging people to join thousands of others in coming up with ideas to "fix the system".

  • 15 Nov 2009

    After reports that police are investigating alleged voting fraud in the Glasgow North East by-election, a leading democracy group has called for reform of the system.

  • 5 Nov 2009

    Bonfire Night is coming home to Parliament again this year, with a special floating effigy heading down river to remind MPs not to "duck the challenge" of political reform.

  • 30 Oct 2009

    Campaigners for parliamentary reform are to condemn the “Parliament of the Living Dead” by dressing as zombies in a Halloween-themed protest. A “zombie walk” will include Parliament Square, Whitehall and Downing Street.