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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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PR goes viral

The day after Belarus went to the polls in elections which LSE blogs has described as "nothing more than an illusion", we thought it was high time to remind everyone that Belarus is the UK's only partner in Europe in using First Past the Post for parliamentary elections. The message clearly struck a chord, going on to…
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Coalitions of chaos under FPTP

This week saw the launch of ‘PopCon’, yet another faction or splinter group within the Conservative Party. When one of its figureheads - former Tory Prime Minister Liz Truss, no less - has previously characterised her successor as “profoundly unconservative”, it underscores the problem with the supposedly two-party system.
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2024: elections, by-elections and hope

And we’re off - the starting gun has been fired on the biggest ever year of elections. Countries comprising more than half the world's population have already begun heading to the polls. In May, every voter in England & Wales will have the chance to vote. Plus of course, for all of us across the…
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Newsletter: November 2023

In this edition: taking on the system, Christmas reading and crowdfunder final stretch
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Newsletter: October 2023

In this edition: party conference season part 2, winter crowdfunder and another round of by-election betrayal
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Newsletter: September 2023

In this edition: party conference season part 1, by-election campaigning and reading recommendations
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Newsletter: July-August 2023

In this edition: MVM on the campaign trail, the Labour Party’s new position on FPTP, and how to meet other MVMers at party conferences this autumn!
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Newsletter: June 2023

June is a time for wrapping up ongoing projects, preparing for the holiday lull, and planning for the post-summer restart. Or so the theory goes. In this edition, the movement for PR hits on the by-election campaign trail, at public meetings and in the media.
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Newsletter: May 2023

May was quite the month. Bookended by the local elections and Sort The System, we saw the worst and best of our democracy. On the one hand, First Past the Post once again left huge numbers of voters feeling short-changed. On the other hand, May was a month of collaboration across the democracy sector, as…
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