ELECTORAL reformers slammed the “ludicrous farce” of an upcoming hereditary peer by-election in the House of Lords.
The “vote,” which the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) described as the “most elitist in the world,” was triggered following the death...
Saturday 4th Mar 2017
posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain
A “DEMOGRAPHIC divide” could see the rich deciding the EU referendum on behalf of the poor, election experts feared yesterday after pollsters issued warnings of a low turnout.
Research commissioned by the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) found that two-thirds of high-earners...
Thursday 16th Jun 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
THE Prime Minister’s propaganda for the Remain campaign has had “little effect” on voters, experts said yesterday after polling found the percentage of people who feel well informed about the EU referendum has fallen.
David Cameron blew £9 million in...
Wednesday 25th May 2016
RIGHT-WING voters will decide whether or not Britain remains in the EU because they feel better informed than those on the left, according to a poll published yesterday.
The Electoral Reform Society’s researchers found that almost half of all voters feel poorly or very poorly...
Wednesday 9th Mar 2016
posted by Luke James in Britain
HUNDREDS of thousands of people have been removed from the register of voters in the last year due to Tory attempts to “rig” the electoral system, according to alarming figures published yesterday.
The Office for National Statistics revealed that 603,000 people were taken...
Thursday 25th Feb 2016
ONE-PARTY councils could be wasting up to £2.6 billion a year through being less accountable and more open to corruption, the Electoral Reform Society said yesterday.
The society’s study measured the savings by English councils with “weak electoral...
Monday 5th Oct 2015
Electoral Reform Society exposes growing corruption of unelected chamber
Monday 17th Aug 2015
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
Calls for the House of Lords to be scrapped mounted as PM’s plans come to light
Thursday 30th Jul 2015
DEMOCRACY campaigners condemned suggestions yesterday that the number of unelected peers would be boosted by Lib Dem MPs voters sacked at the election.
The Electoral Reform Society (ERS) called for a fully elected upper chamber after Lib Dem peer Tina Stowell made the prediction...
Saturday 27th Jun 2015
DAVID Cameron would have been denied a majority if MPs had been elected under a more proportional system, new Electoral Reform Society research reveals today.
The Tories would have won 55 fewer seats under the single transferable vote system.
The PM would have had the support...
Monday 1st Jun 2015