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.

webinar: the trade union case for electoral reform

tuesday 16 april, 6-7pm

This webinar is hosted by Politics for the Many, and features Professor Rob Ford of Manchester University.

Get your free ticket from https://p4mwebinar.brownpapertickets.com

Campaigns

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

L4ND

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

>> Visit L4ND's website

resources

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.

>> Read more

manage membership

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

>> Membership website

news and opinion

"If we want to change our economy, we must also change our politics"

@Keir_Starmer is right: it's no coincidence our political system has delivered so much inequality

Labour must address this in government - starting with our 'flawed' voting system

🌹 #Labour4PR

"By changing our electoral system and introducing PR we will be giving power back to local communities & restoring trust in politics." @JessicaToale in @thefabians

🇬🇧 UK has the lowest trust in politics in the G7

🏛️ PR is essential to restoring trust in democracy

#Labour4PR🌹

💥 "To truly deliver transformational change in this country, Labour must address the flaws in our voting system & build greater levels of trust with the electorate"

👏 Great piece by @JessicaToale, PPC for Bournemouth West in @thefabians

#Labour4PR 🌹

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Where to from here? The Discussion

By Admin | March 29, 2024

  What – All Members Discussion – Where to from Here? When – Wednesday 24th April Time – 19:30 Where – Online – Click HERE Where…

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Labour, the Unions and Proportional Representation

By LCER | February 1, 2024

A new article in the Political Quarterly discusses the role of Labour and the Trade Unions in reforming our political system. The article, by Cameron…

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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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