It's been quite a week. Just as support for electoral reform is building in the Labour party in advance of their party conference, the Government surprised everyone by sneaking a late amendment to the Elections Bill to impose First Past the Post on elections for Mayors, and Police and Crime Commissioners.
This is a backwards step for our elections, one that would take away power from voters and make it easier for unpopular candidates to get into office. We’ve been leading the fight against the Elections Bill and we’ll be keeping up the pressure against this latest attack on our democracy.
All the best,
The Electoral Reform Society team