Make Votes Matter in the media

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Proportional Representation is a must - Totnes Times, 16 August 2019

UK voting system driving inequality, warns report backed by leading academics - London Loves Business, 16 August 2019

200 years since the Peterloo Massacre, Labour must fight for democratic equality - Left Foot Forward, 16 August 2019

Push for ‘real reform’ honours pro-democracy protesters massacred in Manchester 200 years ago - The Canary, 16 August 2019

Peterloo led eventually to electoral democracy – but there’s one big bit of unfinished business - openDemocracy, 16 August 2019

Letter about the Peterloo Massacre - Warrington Guardian, 15 August 2019

Changing voting to vote for change - The Overtake, 5 August 2019

Salford prepares for two Peterloo anniversary marches - Salford Star, 5 August 2019

TV should focus on the grass roots - Western Morning News, 31 July 2019

Is our current voting system fair? 50 Exmouth reisdents say no - Exmouth Journal, 21 July 2019

Gazette letters: End first past the post, social housing needed and new prime minister - Hackney Gazette, 20 July 2019

U.K. Voters’ Frustration High as 99% Are Sidelined in Prime Minister Election - New York Times, 20 July 2019

COMMENT: Is the mood growing for a reboot of politics? - The News, Portsmouth, 19 July 2019

Here's how Portsmouth, Havant, Gosport and Fareham's politics would look under proportional representation - The News, Portsmouth, 17 July 2019

Campaign on voting system - Cornish Times, 12 July 2019

Bridport joins national Demand Democracy Day - Bridport & Lyme Regis News, 11 July 2019

Greens to ask members about whether to join new Remain alliance campaign Left Foot Forward, 10 July, 2019

Residents demand democracy in West Sussex Mid Sussex Times, 9 July 2019

Is First-Past-The-Post reform a conversation worth having? The Telegraph, July 6, 2019

A fresh start for British Democracy Liberal Democrats, July 5, 2019

LETTER: Time for Rory Stewart's constituents to demand vote that counts West Morland Gazette, July 5, 2019

The next big shift in British politics has started Green World, July 5, 2019

Sir Vince Cable MP: Elections must be about everyone, not just a few swing-voters in a handful of marginal seats Politics Home, July 3, 2019

Collaboration to change current UK voting system Government Business, July 3, 2019

Resentment of the system is building – we need urgent electoral change by Tommy Sheppard, The National, July 3, 2019

Alliance calls for voting reforms to fix 'failing' system Local Gov, July 3, 2019

Find out how to make your vote matter Cornish Times, July 3, 2019

Tommy Sheppard MP on the launch of Make Votes Matter's cross-party agreement on voting reform All Out Politics with Adam Boulton on Sky News, July 2, 2019

SNP sign cross-party Make Votes Matter pact to change voting system The National, July 2, 2019

As a Tory MP, I know we'll never restore trust in politics until we ditch First Past the Post Derek Thomas comment piece, The Telegraph, July 2, 2019

The voting system is so broken that the Brexit Party, Lib Dems and Plaid Cymru are joining forces to replace it Liz Saville-Roberts comment piece, The Independent, July 2, 2019

Greens back Good Systems Agreement on constitutional reform Green Party, July 2, 2019

Brexit Party joins cross-party alliance for voting reform BBC online, July 2, 2019

For fairness vote against first past the post elections Stephen Kinnock comment piece, The Times, July 2, 2019

Brexit Party teams up with Lib Dems to call for major shake-up of UK voting system Politics Home, July 2, 2019

Brexit Party and Lib Dems team up to support electoral reform Mark Pack, author, July 2, 2019

The cross-party launch of the Good Systems Agreement hopes to revolutionise UK politics The Alternative UK, 1 July, 2019

Finchley residents will take part in day of action for Proportional Representation vote Hendon & Finchley Times, July 2, 2019

Residents join campaign for reforms to 'undemocratic' electoral system Sutton & Croydon Guardian, July 2, 2019

Islanders invited to take part in ‘Demand Democracy Day’ News for the Isle of Wight, July 1, 2019

Demand Democracy Day: Why I’m demanding radical change to our crude voting system by Daniel Johnson at Make Votes Matter for Shout Out UK, June 30, 2019

Harringay residents join call to Make Votes Matter Harringay online, July 2019

Thanet Community news: Seaside shuffling, ping pong fun and plenty to celebrate The Isle of Thanet news, 30 June, 2019

Gazette letters: Elections, You Are Not Alone project and Old Street junctions Islington Gazette, 29 June, 2019

First Past the Post just not working letter, Bath Chronicle, 27 June, 2019

Debate: will a PR model provide the desired political system? - Owen Winter gives his views on this issue in the ICAEW’s Economia, June 3, 2019

Why British politics is so messed up and in need of a radical overhaul - Klina Jordan talks to the Canary, 22 May, 2019

How England’s electoral system is silencing green voices - Left Foot Forward, May 10, 2019

The Week in Westminster - BBC Radio 4, April 27, 2019 features a discussion about the PR, First Past the Post and the Constitution Society Report, 7 mins in.

MVM’s Klina Jordan on activism and creating a fairer political system for all - the Do Good Podcast, April, 2019

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

How the Tories have been handed hundreds of council seats… long before polling day - Labour MP Stephen Kinnock mentions the need for parties to work with Make Votes Matter to champion Proportional Representation. Labour List, April 19, 2019

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

It’s no wonder people feel voiceless - Comment piece by MVM ambassador David Wheeler, Left Foot Forward, April 5, 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