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Liberal Democrats for Electoral Reform

  • Article: Jan 20, 2022
    By LDER executive

    Elections Bill - the fight's not over!

    Thank you for all your support in challenging the government's Elections Bill on Monday.

    It was great to see MPs up and down the country speaking out against the bill, with many acknowledging the strength of feeling of their constituents.

    Rushed through Parliament by the government, the Bill was carried by 325 votes in favour to 234 against.

  • Article: Jan 17, 2022
    By LDER executive

    Today, the Government's Elections Bill returns to the House of Commons for its third reading. Liberal Democrats for Electoral Reform strongly support the campaign to stop this bill.

    There are five things you can do TODAY to oppose the Bill.

    1. Write to your MP to support amendment NC13

    Alistair Carmichael MP (Liberal Democrats) and Caroline Lucas MP (Green Party) have co-sponsored an amendment to the Bill that would require the Government to abolish first past the post for UK general elections and to take all reasonable steps to introduce proportional representation.

  • Article: Jan 14, 2022
    By LDER executive

    Monday January 17 is a crucial day for our democracy with the Government's Elections Bill returning to the House of Commons for its Report Stage and Third Reading.

    The bill is a shameless and blatant attempt to rig our elections in favour of the Conservative Party. It is also a regressive step towards the wider adoption of First Past the Post - a voting system that is not fit for purpose.

  • Document: Nov 5, 2021
  • Article: Nov 5, 2021
    On 2nd November, Liberal Democrats for Electoral Reform (LDER) invited members to join Wendy Chamberlain MP and Lord Paul Tyler CBE in conversation on how to make the next General Election the last to be foundt under the undemocratic first past the post system.
    Wendy Chamberlain is a Liberal Democrat MP, President of LDER, and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Electoral Reform. Lord Paul Tyler, a life-long advocate for democratic reform, addressed the meeting on the eve of his final speech in the House Lords, having taken the decision to retire ("the House of Lords is a place of many anachronisms, and I wouldn't like to risk becoming one of them").