On the 30th of October the House of Commons considered an e-petition relating to proportional representation. The overwhelming majority of speakers supported a change in the voting system. Here a summary of what happened.Read More
The latest proposals for boundary changes have been published. Constituency boundaries are not a trivial concern, but hailing these changes as a solution to the unfairness in our political system is to overlook some of the most serious issues plaguing our politics.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Guest blog from James Grindrod, Unlock Democracy London Chair
Fixing London’s broken democracy could have been easily ignored, but Unlock Democracy London is making the candidates for London Mayor listen.
Guest blog by David Gould, Chair of Bristol for Democracy
After a month and a half of US primaries, Donald Trump has by far the most delegates at 673. Ted Cruz is quite far behind on 411 and John Kasich is barely in the picture at 143.
So this means that voters in Republican primaries much prefer Trump, right? Wrong.Read More
Guest blog by Jack Maizels, Unlock Democracy council member
Yesterday The Independent on Sunday reported that “secret” talks are taking place between Labour and the Lib Dems over a possible alliance in 2020 on the issue of voting reform.Read More