political reform

  • November 22, 2011

    Political reform group Unlock Democracy has called for the government to scrap its plans to introduce expensive elected police commissioner elections.

  • September 18, 2011

    A new poll by the Committee on Standards in Public Life indicates widespread public mistrust towards major donors to political parties.

  • August 5, 2011

    Real political change does not follow one, or even three, crises. It takes decades, says Jonathan Bartley, surveying the scene this summer. In certain respects things aren’t all that different from sixty years ago. But grassroots pressure still makes a difference.

  • May 5, 2011

    For the last 15 months, Ryan Gallagher has here been chronicling the debate around the Alternative Vote (AV) referendum for OurKingdom, the UK section of the groundbreaking openDemocracy website and forum.

  • May 5, 2011

    There was a tremendously good ‘Yes to Fairer Votes’ rally last night. We sat in the raked theatre of the Royal Institution where the great 19th century experiments were tested that opened the way to the modern era. Will we be so lucky with the British voting system?

  • May 5, 2011

    Fairer votes campaigners from all parties and none have called upon people across Britain to vote for improving politics and to reject negativity in today's AV poll.

  • April 3, 2011

    "I don't want to wake up after 5 May and find out it’s business as usual at Westminster," said Eddie Izzard at the official launch of Yes to Fairer Votes.

  • December 25, 2010

    Ekklesia co-director Jonathan Bartley, who has been seconded* for part of the week to act as a spokesperson for the Yes! To Fairer Votes campaign, has made a video appealing for New Year support in the run-up to the 5 May 2011 voting system referendum.

  • 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.

  • November 27, 2010

    Green Party leader Caroline Lucas MP has published a new report outlining a vision for a more efficient, cost-effective and user-friendly Parliament.