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We believe the current voting system (First Past the Post) is unfair, outdated and not fit for purpose.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

Labour Connected 2020

Watch recordings of LCER's online sessions

>> Let's Make Every Vote Count - recording
>> Electoral Reform in Local Government - recording

LABOUR for a NEW DEMOCRACY

A joint project between LCER and other Labour-facing groups. Our one aim: to get a resolution on PR passed at Labour's 2021 Conference.
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READ our report:
the many, not the few

Produced jointly by LCER and Make Votes Matter, this report draws on research by political scientists analysing voting systems all over the world.

It shows that not only is PR more democratic than First Past the Post, it is associated with fairer societies, with more equal distributions of income and higher levels of public spending.

Report on proportional representation in the labour party LCER and MVM

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trade unionists

making the case for pr


The support of trade unionists is crucial to the success of our campaign to change the voting system.

Read about our work with the trades unions, and how you can be part of it.

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.

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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.

> Read more...

LINKS
LCER collaborates with many other organisations promoting democratic reform. We are a signatory to the Good Systems Agreement.

     

Link to Politics for the Many, Trade Unionists for Political Reform

CONTACT

Postal address:  334 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar EN6 2AX

Email: lcer@labourcampaignforelectoralreform.org.uk

Website https://www.labourcampaignforelectoralreform.org.uk

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