LCER is a network of Labour members and supporters campaigning for the Labour Party to back the introduction of a more proportional voting system.
We believe the current voting system (First Past the Post) is unfair, outdated and not fit for purpose. We want to see FPTP replaced with a voting system in which everyone's vote counts, seats are allocated broadly in proportion to the votes cast, and the link is maintained between MPs and their constituents.
get ready for conference 2020!
Labour's 2020 Conference is our best chance ever for the Labour Party to make a commitment to PR. We're calling on all our members to get involved - please pull out all the stops to ensure that your CLP submits a motion on PR.
Please use the text agreed by LCER and all the other signatories to the Labour for a New Democracy project, and let us know if your CLP submits a motion on PR.
"I just wanted to let you know that our recent session on voting reform was one of the best debates we've had all year. The speaker was incredibly engaging and knowledgeable, and many members have told me how much they learned."
CLP secretary, Eastern Region
READ our report:
making the case for pr
The support of trade unionists is crucial to the success of our campaign to change the voting system.
What's wrong with First Past the Post?
Under FPTP, people living in safe seats know their vote will never make any difference - the election always hangs on a few voters in marginal seats. That's just plain wrong.
Why must Labour take the lead on voting reform?
The Tories will never change the voting system - FPTP gives an inbuilt advantage to right-wing parties, because Labour voters tend to be concentrated in urban areas.