Make Votes Matter is the national movement for Proportional Representation

WE NEED REAL  DEMOCRACY! 

Our broken voting system cheats most voters and Parliament doesn’t reflect the way we voted.
The UK is in crisis - to address this we urgently need to make seats match votes, with a Good voting system supported by the public. Most people and parties agree.
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The General Election can't be far away. We're calling on Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer to make Proportional Representation a priority if their parties end up forming the next Government.

Sunak and Starmer are the two likeliest candidates for Prime Minister - and the only major party leaders not to back PR. They need to know that people are tired of a two-party system that produces slogans but no substance, and none of the long-term decisions the country needs.

We know that for Britain to get its future back we need a better way of doing politics. Let's show Sunak and Starmer that PR's time is now.
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Latest posts

Local elections: different year, same failing voting system

Beyond the headline stories from this year's local elections, we see a voting system that is delivering poor representational outcomes for voters. In certain respects, it’s a tale told many times before; but it's getting worse with every telling. 
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Agents of change: dispelling the ‘lazy youth’ myth

Young people defy stereotypes in many, often surprising ways. Ella Eagle Davies argues that young people - contrary to the prevailing narrative - are neither lazy nor mere objects of policy, but rather strikingly creative when it comes to sustaining a voice in politics. It's the voting system that is letting them down.
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Make local votes matter

This year’s local elections will provoke lots of reaction about the states of the parties. Absent, all too often, will be discussion of the severe representational deficits in England's local elections system. Hugely distorted results have become a matter of routine - but things don’t have to be this way…
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PR loves newsletters

PR Loves… women’s voices, collaboration, diverse representation, long-term planning and so much more! Hats off, and a heartfelt thank you, to everyone who participated in our recent 'Proportional Representation Loves...' Day of Action! It was wonderful to see such creativity and passion for PR.
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The Untold Tale of How and Why Britain has First Past the Post

It is sometimes thought that Britain’s use of First Past the Post (FPTP) to elect Members of Parliament to the House of Commons is part of Westminster’s ancient heritage. This isn’t so. The introduction of single-member FPTP in 1885 was as much a piece of electoral engineering for the benefit of the leading political parties…
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UK cabinet ministers shortest serving in western democracies, report finds

Cabinet ministers appointed in the current parliament have on average served in one post for just eight months - a record low for comparable democracies in the same period, according to a new report. While the UK has long been home to a higher rate of ministerial turnover than most other advanced democracies, its progressively…
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