The Electoral Reform Society
The Electoral Reform Society is a campaign organisation calling for a change to the voting system in the UK.
Tune into ITV or the BBC right now and you'll hear that Labour and the Conservatives might be prepared to offer AV. But it's not on the QT that the Lib Dems really want the STV, just like the old SDP. Confused? Aren't we all.
This is where the Electoral Reform Society comes in. It gives insight into all the different systems available, offering arguments for and against the adoption of each. It supports the Single Transferable Vote system, believing it to be the most proportionate.
WHAT THEY STAND FOR
The Electoral Reform Society was formed as the Proportional Representation Society way back in 1884. It changed to its present name in 1958. The Society campaigns for a fairer voting system, greater accountability of representatives to the electorate, and an end to the wasted vote.
THE DEVILS IN THE DETAIL
This is an excellent website. The blog is particularly interesting at the moment given the goings-on in Westminster. The myth busting section confronts the usual clichés about weak government and smoke-filled rooms and is a good place to start to get up to speed with what supporters of the Single Transferable Vote believe.
11 May 2010