To make Proportional Representation for the House of Commons a reality, it will almost definitely need the support of one of the two biggest parties. Make Votes Matter works closely with Labour members to help persuade the party to commit to PR.
The arguments for Labour to back PR are overwhelming. A vast majority of Labour voters support a fair, proportional voting system. Our task is to enable the debate so that this position comes to be reflected by Labour's official policy.
To find out why PR is in the interests of Labour MPs, activists and voters read our report, jointly written with the Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform: The Many Not The Few: Proportional Representation & Labour in the 21st Century.
If you're a Labour member, invite a speaker to your local branch, Constituency Labour Party or affiliate to start the debate. We have Labour-affiliated speakers all over the UK who would be happy to accept the invitation.
We encourage all Labour members who want fair votes to put forward a motion to the National Policy Forum (NPF). Our draft motion to the NPF calls on the party to back PR and, crucially, asks the relevant commission of the NPF to consult the party membership about their views on this issue.
If your CLP has already passed a motion to the NPF - or if your local party feels particularly strongly about electoral reform - we strongly encourage you to pass a motion affiliating your CLP to the Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform. You can also mandate your CLP’s delegates to the Labour Party Conference to support opportunities for the party to move towards Proportional Representation.