electoral reform

  • April 26, 2010
  • April 26, 2010

    Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, whose party is still riding high in the polls, says that electoral reform could be a deal breaker for a post-election hung parliament arrangement.

  • March 3, 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.

  • February 25, 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.

  • February 9, 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.

  • January 11, 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.

  • January 10, 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.

  • December 13, 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.

  • November 30, 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".

  • November 15, 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.