May 3, 2023

‘Progressive vote’ to be more split than the right in 69% of England’s council wards

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Credit: PFTM,

Campaigners warn of vote-splitting as new analysis finds that the average number of ‘progressive candidates’ per seat outnumber right-wing candidates by almost two to one in Thursday’’s elections. The progressive vote will be systematically ‘split’ in this week’s council elections – with on average 1.9 candidates from Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens running against just one right-wing candidate …

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November 8, 2019

General Election: Corbyn allies call for Labour manifesto commitment to scrapping House of Lords

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Credit: Annabel Moeller, House of Lords

Statement from the Electoral Reform Society and Politics for the Many campaign for immediate release, 8th November 2019 Contact Jon Narcross – Communications Officer [email protected] / 07794728820 for more information or interview bids.  A Labour peer and other allies of Jeremy Corbyn have joined together to call for a ‘firm commitment’ to scrapping and replacing the unelected House of Lords if Labour wins power. The …

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September 3, 2019

Labour demands ‘democratic revolution’ as hundreds of campaigners gather to debate constitutional crisis

Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Jon Trickett MP made the call on Saturday at a landmark conference on democratic reform. In a speech to hundreds of democracy campaigners in Manchester [1], organised by trade union campaign Politics for the Many and the Electoral Reform Society, Jon Trickett said the left must respond to the current ‘constitutional crisis’ with a ‘democratic …

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