Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform

LCER is a network of Labour members and supporters campaigning for a participatory democracy in which everyone feels they have a meaningful stake. Our vision is of a politics which works to bring our society together. 

We are campaigning to replace the First Past the Post voting system with a more proportional system in which all votes count.

We also support wider democratic reforms which encourage openness, transparency and accessibility in politics.


A democratic House of Lords, regional government that works, and resisting the Tories' attempts to disenfranchise voters.

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about pr

PR for the House of Commons is LCER's flagship campaign. Without PR, other democratic reforms will be only partially effective.

>> Learn more

request a speaker

LCER is happy to supply a speaker for a meeting of your branch or constituency Labour Party, trade union, or other group.

>> Request a speaker

take action

Everyone (even people who are very busy indeed) can do something for our campaign. Take a look!

>> Take action


LCER hosts L4ND, a coalition of groups campaigning for Labour to back proportional representation.

>> Visit L4ND's website


Books, articles, videos, press cuttings, model resolutions and more.

>> Resources

about lcer

Read about LCER's history and campaigns; meet the Executive and the L4ND staff.

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manage membership

LCER members: follow this link to check or amend your membership or subscription details.

>> Membership website

news and opinion

"There’s a common lament about British democracy. It’s that our electoral system, First Past the Post, systematically leaves people out."

In the conclusion of his first 2023 #ReithLecture, @benwansell made the case for PR as part of Britain's democratic future


💥 Join #Labour4PR and some special guests tomorrow evening for our final campaign update event of the year.

🌹 We'll be looking back at what the campaign has achieved in 2023 - and forward to next year and the general election.

🗓 Hope you can make it!

"I do think the First Past the Post system has basically failed... it was supposed to provide a clear answer and decisive government. Well, we've had fantastically indecisive government for years and years and years now"

@Peston @ayeshahazarika @TimesRadio

🌹 #Labour4PR

Our voting system lets our planet burn. We must democratise to decarbonise. Join @CompassOffice, @GNDRising, and @friends_earth ​in calling for democracy to be a first order issue in the fight for climate justice:

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400 CLPs and counting

By LCER | October 1, 2023

On Friday 15 September, Milngavie and Clydebank CLP became the 400th Constituency Labour Party to pass a motion calling for Proportional Representation for the House…

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Not a priority? We beg to differ

By LCER | September 10, 2023

Looking back over the past few years, the campaign for PR has made huge strides. Last year’s Labour Party conference voted overwhelmingly to back electoral…

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The Labour movement supports electoral reform – and expects party policy to reflect that

By Hannah Rich | July 18, 2023

This weekend, Labour’s National Policy Forum (NPF) will deliberate and agree upon Labour’s draft ‘party programme’. Not to be confused with the manifesto – which…

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400,000 could be put off voting by compulsory photo-ID

By Martin Linton | July 1, 2023

It seemed like a fairly small number when the Electoral Commission announced that 0.25% of people who tried to vote at the local elections in…

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‘Electoral reform has gone from niche to consensus view – Labour must back PR’

By Abbie Jones and David Ward | June 20, 2023

This article originally appeared as an article in LabourList dated 16 June 2023 “The flaws in the current voting system are contributing to the distrust…

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LCER Youth Strategy 2022-2023

By Admin | January 14, 2023

Our Youth Officer, Reed James, has set up a working group to define our Youth Strategy.  Here’s the newly unveiled strategy for 2022-2023. LCER Youth…

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