If you’re wondering how to find out whether your local election candidates are fans of Proportional Representation (PR), then we’ve got it covered with our #PledgeForPR campaign.

You can use it to ask your local candidates – by email or Twitter – if they want to bring in a fair voting system, or if they want to keep our undemocratic First Past the Post system. 

And if you’re standing as a candidate and you want to see PR introduced, simply take the pledge using #PledgeForPR on Twitter, or by submitting a photo of you holding up your pledge to team@makevotesmatter.org.uk. 

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The more Councillors supportive or open to Proportional Representation that are elected, the more chance we have of winning a system where all votes count equally.

That’s why we’re using these local elections to find out where candidates stand on PR – and to pressure candidates to be more favourable towards electoral reform at the national level.

We’ll be able to see when candidates take the #PledgeForPR, but we’ll also want to know when candidates don’t want to commit to fair votes. So please forward any replies you get to team@makevotesmatter.org.uk or tag @MakeVotesMatter on Twitter.