Electoral reform

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Ed Davey calls Tories ‘mutinous pirates’ in speech to Lib Dem conference
Party leader sets out no new policies in York but focuses on ‘community politics’ and proportional representation

Peter Walker Political correspondent

19, Mar, 2023 @2:37 PM

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Letter: Janet Anderson obituary
Mary Southcott writes: Janet Anderson was a keen advocate of electoral reform

Mary Southcott

14, Mar, 2023 @5:19 PM

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Only 10,000 people in Great Britain have applied for government-issued voter ID
Exclusive: number is just 0.5% of those who could need the document under new scheme

Peter Walker Political correspondent

31, Jan, 2023 @6:56 PM

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Will the UK’s strict new voter ID laws damage democracy?
For the first time this year, voters will have to show photo ID before casting their ballot. These rules risk damaging the integrity of elections, not enhancing it

Presented by Nosheen Iqbal with Peter Walker; produced by Tom Glasser, Rose de Larrabeiti and Solomon King; executive producer Phil Maynard

16, Jan, 2023 @3:00 AM

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There’s no point Labour winning unless it promises to dismantle our toxic electoral system | Neal Lawson
Britain’s first-past-the-post rulebook tilts politics to the right. But the opposition still refuses to back an alternative, says Neal Lawson of the cross-party campaign organisation Compass

Neal Lawson

02, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Senior Tories risk losing seats if Nigel Farage returns to politics, experts say
Reform UK resurgence and a Labour swing could threaten Iain Duncan Smith, Dominic Raab and Theresa Villiers

Ben Quinn

25, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The Guardian view on the Tories and the youth vote: Rishi Sunak doesn’t want it | Editorial
Editorial: What will happen when today’s young grow old? The Conservatives aren’t waiting to find out.


21, Dec, 2022 @7:25 PM

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Fears voter ID card delay could disfranchise many in England
Exclusive: Website for those without ID to apply will not be ready in time for electoral changes publicity campaignUK politics live – latest news updates

Peter Walker Political correspondent

21, Dec, 2022 @11:38 AM

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How Labour can benefit from a principled stand in favour of electoral reform | Letters
Letters: Readers reflect on a Guardian editorial urging Labour to back proportional representation, and Gordon Brown’s commission

14, Dec, 2022 @6:26 PM

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Starmer’s reform of the ermine-trimmed Lords won’t stop fur flying on the left | David Mitchell
What Labour needs most is proportional representation. At least then it would be able to express its differences

David Mitchell

11, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The Guardian view on proportional representation: Labour should back it | Editorial
Editorial: House of Lords reform is necessary, but not a sufficient constitutional change to mend Britain’s broken politics


09, Dec, 2022 @6:12 PM

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Campaign will target 62 seats to oust Tories by tactical voting
Exclusive: Win As One campaign aims to build Commons majority among progressive parties

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

08, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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