The proposals that threaten to turn back the clock on electoral reform

The proposals that threaten to turn back the clock on electoral reform

The publication of the Tory manifesto brought with it a nasty and unexpected surprise. In the past the Conservatives have repeatedly failed to promise to replace our unfair voting system, but this time they went one step further. Not only did they pledge to keep First Past the Post in parliamentary elections; they also promised to extend this electoral system to the few fairer elections we do have.

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Jeremy Corbyn says the system is rigged - so what will he do to fix it?

Jeremy Corbyn says the system is rigged - so what will he do to fix it?

In his first speech of the general election campaign Jeremy Corbyn criticised the establishment and their unfair ‘rules’ that he says currently govern politics. Here at Unlock Democracy we have decades of experience fighting for a fairer system that gives power to the people not elites. If Corbyn is serious about fixing the system, then this is what he needs to do.

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Letter in the Times: Fair votes at local elections

Letter in the Times: Fair votes at local elections

Today the Sunday Times published our joint letter on local electoral reform, calling for local councils to be given the power to choose a fairer voting system for local elections. We've assembled support from across the political spectrum, including three party leaders and figures from each major party, as well as strong support from independents in local government.

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