single transferable vote

  • July 31, 2019

    Most advanced democracies use proportional systems where seats more closely reflect parties’ share of the vote,  says the Electoral Reform Society. 

  • April 19, 2019

    Three hundred council seats in England have been guaranteed for one party or individual weeks before polling day – affecting around 850,000 potential voters.

  • August 21, 2017

    The instability of Westminster's supposedly 'strong and stable' voting system has been laid bare, according to extensive new research by the Electoral Reform Society.

  • February 25, 2010

    The Electoral Reform Society has welcomed the news that Proportional Representation has topped the Power 2010 popular public poll of urgent reforms needed to fix Britain's "broken democracy".

  • 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.

  • June 25, 2009

    Britain should re-examine its voting system in the light of ‘the constitutional crisis’, the Bishop of Blackburn, the Rt Rev Nicholas Reade, said last night.