Make Votes Matter in the media

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Should first-past-the-post be scrapped? - The Week, April 24, 2019

New report says Britain’s voting system is boosting ‘extreme voices’ - The Canary, April 23, 2019

First past the post abets extreme politics, says thinktank - The Guardian, April 23, 2019 linked to MVM media release

Faiza Shaheen and Klina Jordan talk Proportional Representation - FUBAR Radio, April 12, 2019

Should Labour back electoral reform? Yes – consider “the spoiler effect” - Labour List, April 8, 2019

Extinction Rebellion protesters are getting arrested because our political system has left them no choice - MVM’s Klina Jordan tells The Independent, April 17, 2019

Voting system must change to aid democracy - Gloucestershire Echo, March 28, 2019

The problem isn’t how MPs vote, it’s how we vote for them - Left Foot Forward, March 27, 2019

Letter: Chaos at play - Warrington Guardian, March 27, 2019

Letter: People’s disillusionment with politics and politicians is reflected in voter turnout - Craven Herald, March 14, 2019

Natalie Bennett: Why Independents and their rebel alliance will only succeed if there’s electoral reform - Yorkshire Post, February 22, 2019

The Independent Group won’t succeed unless it supports electoral reform – here’s why - The Independent, February 21, 2019

Why does Labour like First-Past-the-Post? - Labour List, February 16, 2019

Democratic reform and climate change - Ecologist, February 1, 2019

The revolution now possble - Alternative Editorial, January 20, 2019

How electoral systems can transform climate policy - Anthroposphere, The Oxford Climate Review, December 30, 2018

John Cleese stars in animation about the state of British democracy - openDemocracy, December 21, 2018

Why our media is wrong to say Proportional Representation helps the extreme right - openDemocracy, October 12, 2018

Electoral reform is politics for the many - Morning Star, September 22, 2018

Why is the Labour Party machine ignoring members on voting reform? - LabourList, September 20, 2018

Westminster’s democracy is crumbling. Trade unionists must lead the charge to fix it - Red Pepper, September 17, 2018

Make Votes Matter in the Probation & Family Courts, NAPO Magazine

SDP joins the Make Votes Matter Alliance - The Social Democratic Party

Campaigners petition for voting overhaul - Totnes Times

Democracy on the streets - Dawlish Gazette & Teignmouth News

Tommy Sheppard MP: The UK is not a democratic country - The Scotsman

How the Tories 'rigged' the political system to their advantage, just in time for National Democracy Week: 'National Democracy Week? They must be joking', says Green co-leader Caroline Lucas - The Mirror

To honour campaigners of old, challenge injustices of today - Open Democracy UK

Wales is updating its democracy: Why does Westminster refuse to? - Western Mail

Petition Calls for Proportional Representation - News From Crystal Palace

Group aims to persuade local MP - This Is Wiltshire

Less Than a Third of Adults Believe Britain’s Democracy is Worth Celebrating - Huffington Post

MPs unite to demand Britain's 'unjust' first past the post voting system is scrapped - The Mirror

Public want electoral reform to make their votes count, poll finds - Sunderland Echo

See our blog for coverage of #DemandDemocracyDay

OPINION: the voting system is broken, it’s time for change - The Bristol Cable

Meet the movement: Make Votes Matter and the fight for proportional representation - Palatinate

Proportional Representation, Freedom of Speech and an English Parliament - Economic Voice

What of democracy for England post-Brexit - Economic Voice

MPs urged to support calls for vote reform - Worcester Observer

Make your vote really matter - South Hams Gazette

Ahead of the local elections, Yanis Varoufakis points out a major flaw in Britain’s system - The Canary

Letter: Time for a cleaner more democratic form of local politics in Rochdale - Rochdale Online

Campaigners aim to alter voting system - Totnes Times

Residents call on Chingford MP to reform UK voting - East London and West Essex Guardian Series

First past the post leaves UK elections uniquely vulnerable to data hijack - The Guardian

Britain warned it could face another Cambridge Analytica scandal come general election time - The Canary

First Past The Post Is An Open Invitation To Malicious Online Interference - Huffington Post

The time has come for voting reform - Waltham Forest Echo

Call for voting reform to wipe out Town Hall ‘super-majority’ - Islington Tribune

Six incredible women changing Britain as International Women's Day is celebrated around the world - The Mirror

Proportional Representation Is Doing Its Job In Germany - Huffington Post

The Case for Proportional Representation - Oxford University Labour Club

See our blog for more coverage of #Hungry4Democracy

Stephen Kinnock speaks up for electoral reform #Hungry4Democracy - BBC Daily Politics

Hungry 4 Democracy: the case for PR - Molly Scott Cato MEP - BBC Spotlight South West

Mary Honeyball and I are fasting today in the European Parliament for proportional representation to #makevotesmatter - Molly Scott Cato

7 reasons why proportional representation is a feminist issue - New Statesman

Why I’m Going #Hungry4Democracy - Huffington Post

British democracy is failing. Let's finish the suffragettes' job - The Guardian

Natalie Bennett: Equal rights for women should also mean equal votes - Yorkshire Post

UK group leads hunger strike to demand proportional representation - FairVote

Stephen Kinnock: Why I’m fasting today to help end first-past-the-post - LabourList

All Major Parties - Labour Included - Have Been Tiptoeing Around Electoral Reform For Too Long - Huffington Post

Two Welsh MPs will not eat for a day to commemorate the women who won the vote - Wales Online

Letter: for Proportional Representation for elections - Rochdale Online

Hungry for democracy? These pro-PR campaigners certainly are - HITC

Campaigners promise 'this is just the start' of fight to change voting system - East London and West Essex Guardian Series

Proportional representation campaigners to hold Penarth meeting - Glamorgan Gem

Sal Brinton writes: Hungry for Democracy? - Liberal Democrat Voice

Make Votes Matter establishes a local presence - Hastings Online Times

MP pulled out of political voting debate - Wiltshire Gazette and Herald

Electoral plea - Warrington Guardian

Opposing voting reform 'selfish' and 'immoral' - BBC

Caroline Lucas Schools Tory On What Churchill Thought Of Voting Reform - Huffington Post

Group lobbies Chichester MP over electoral reform - Chichester Observer

Brighton MP calls for Labour support ahead of Commons debate on proportional representation - Brighton and Hove News

UK parliament to debate replacing first-past-the-post with proportional representation - International Business Times UK

Debate on electoral reform to be held tonight - Gazette & Herald

Electoral reform campaigners to hold public meeting in Stroud - Stroud News and Journal

A plan is about to be unveiled at the Labour conference which could catapult Corbyn into Number 10 - The Canary

Scottish may be the key to UK electoral reform - On Elections

The left stands for the many – so we must embrace proportional representation - LabourList

Big names heading to pro-proportional representation Manchester rally - HITC

Interview with Owen Winter - co-founder and Spokesperson of Make Votes Matter - Ryan Hillback

Ditching first-past-the-post really would be ‘taking back control’ - Guardian

The Next General Election Must Be About Voting Reform - Huffington Post

7 important legacies of the coalition government - HITC

Make Votes Matter campaign for voting reform gathers pace after election - Independent

Most voters backed parties to the left of the Tories - so why are the losers in power? - New Statesman

Election Notebook - Open Democracy UK

Electoral Reform is a feminist issue - Open Democracy 50.50

Heated hustings gives Bradford on Avon residents an insight into plans of prospective MPs - Wiltshire Times

Labour eyes proportional representation as party's elections minister backs voting shake-up - Independent

Let's talk about the UK's broken voting system - BuzzFeed

Teen behind electoral reform petition says votes are 'wasted' - RT UK

Head to Head: First Past The Post - Talk Politics

General election 2017: ‘This is the first time I can vote – and it will be wasted’ - i news

Democratic Rumbles in Richmond - Richmond and Twickenham Times

What the UK Greens can learn from the Dutch elections - New Statesman

The government may now be forced to debate one of the UK’s hottest topics - The Canary

MPs set to debate changing Britain’s voting system to proportional representation - Independent

1,500 Cornish People Demand Proportional Voting System as Petition Hits 100,000 Nationwide - CornishStuff

MPs Will Now Debate Proportional Representation In Parliament - Here’s A Handy Set Of Prompts To Help Them Out - Huffington Post

Demand For Electoral Reform Going Strong As Petition Surges Towards 100,000 - Huffington Post

Chippenham campaigners look for political change - Gazette & Herald

Proportional representation must not be replaced - London Assembly

Tory and Labour MPs gang up in bid to strip London Assembly of PR voting system - Independent

We Asked Young UKIP Members How to Keep Their Party Relevant - Vice

MPs launch new push to change Britain's voting system to proportional representation - Independent

UKIP Backs Renewed Push for Proportional Representation Voting After Brexit Vote - Breitbart

Tory MP says boundary review will not fix Britain's broken voting system – and only PR will - Independent

Labour supporters queue around the block to hear about proportional representation - Independent

MPs reject bill to change Britain's voting system to proportional representation - Independent

MPs reject Caroline Lucas' proportional representation bill - Politics Home

The Current Meltdown in Our Political System Is a Symptom of Our Broken Voting System - Huffington Post

Nigel Farage calls for snap general election to be held under proportional representation - Independent

Cornwall's Owen is named as one to watch in national list of the "New Radicals" - West Briton

A Brexit Vote Would Put This Government on Thin Ice; Calling a Proportional General Election Would be Cameron’s Only Option - Huffington Post

Why won’t this minister reply to half a million people demanding electoral reform? - Left Foot Forward

Sal Brinton writes… My speech to the Demo for Democracy - Liberal Democrat Voice

Zeichner backs electoral reform - Varsity

John McDonnell calls on Labour to back proportional representation - Independent

There is an anti-Tory majority in Britain but we're struggling to hear it – is it time for electoral reform? - Independent

Labour MPs call on Jeremy Corbyn to back proportional representation in UK - Independent

Corbyn urged to get behind Westminster voting change - The National

We (Still) Want Proportional Representation! An Open Letter to John Penrose MP - Huffington Post

Our Voting System Isn’t Just Unfair - it’s Tearing Our Country Apart - Huffington Post

Golden opportunity to change - Dorset Echo

Social media and activism essential to reform outdated electoral system at national, local levels - Diane James website

SNP, Green Party and Plaid Cymru discuss voting alliance to defeat Tories - Independent

Cross-party support for PR - Tribune Magazine

Voting reform first stop Cambridge - Unlock Democracy

We need change, and this landmark event brings electoral reform a step closer - The Canary

Voting reform - all in it together - Unlock Democracy

Interview with Owen and Katie Ghose - BBC Radio Cornwall

Electoral reform conference kicks off cross-party push for PR - Electoral Reform Society

Voting System Deemed Unfair - The Wave

Diane James calls for Electoral Reform - UKIP website

MPs from seven parties unite to begin electoral reform campaign - Guardian

Labour MPs set to lead All-Party Parliamentary Group on Proportional Representation - Labour List

MPs join multi-party drive to promote PR - Guardian (print)

MPs and activists will seek to jump-start the campaign for proportional representation with a conference in London on Monday intended to mobilise support for electoral reform - HITC Politics

MPs from different parties have been making the case for electoral reform - Guardian Politics Live

Proportional Representation - Chuka Umunna website

We Need to Get Together to Deliver Electoral Reform - Huffington Post

Britain's political system will stay broken without proportional representation, Chuka Umunna warns - Independent

Russia Today 7pm News - Russia Today

Electoral reform: Labour, SNP, Ukip and Lib Dems to campaign for proportional representation - Independent

Leading figures from major parties unite to secure electoral reform by 2021 - Electoral Reform Society

Leading Figures from Major Parties Unite to Secure Electoral Reform by 2021 - Blue&Green Tomorrow

Cross-party alliance draws up plan to secure proportional representation 'by 2021' - Independent

A fair voting system is a human right - London rally - Peter Tatchell Foundation