MVM Chippenham
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

MVM Chippenham

  • The Swan Hotel, 1 Church St, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1LN (map)
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All are welcome to this meeting of MVM Chippenham, taking place at The Swan Hotel in Bradford-on-Avon at 7pm on Tuesday 24th April. We will be formulating ideas for our next actions, and gathering volunteers to carry these out. Come and find out - or help decide - what the next steps are in the Chippenham campaign for Proportional Representation.

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MVM Chippenham
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

MVM Chippenham

  • The Swan Hotel, 1 Church St, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1LN (map)
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Come along to the next meeting of MVM Chippenham. People of all parties and none who want Proportional Representation are very welcome to join us at The Swan Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon, at 7pm on Tuesday 29th May. The aim will be to formulate ideas for our next actions, and to gather volunteers to carry these out. Come and find out - or help decide - what the next steps are in the Chippenham campaign for Proportional Representation.

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MVM East London
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

MVM East London

  • White Hart Brew Pub (Upstairs), 1 Mile End Road, Whitechapel E1 4TP (map)
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All are welcome to this meeting of MVM East London, taking place in the White Hart Brew Pub on Mile End Road at 7pm on Thursday 12th April. We will be formulating ideas for our next actions, and gathering volunteers to carry these out. Come and find out - or help decide - what the next steps are in the East London campaign for Proportional Representation.

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MVM Hereford
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

MVM Hereford

  • De Koffie Pot, Bridge Street, Hereford HR4 9DG (map)
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Join local supporters for this meeting of MVM Hereford. We will be discussing taking action to bring in a more democratic system, of Proportional Representation. It will be an opportunity to come up with ideas for how to campaign locally. All are welcome, from all parties and none. Come along and bring your ideas and enthusiasm!

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MVM North London
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

MVM North London

Join the local MVM North London group for its regular meeting. We organise events and campaign in North London, which this month will include an update on our lobbying meetings with MPs, and a presentation about how to influence Labour Party policy. All welcome! 

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MVM Chippenham
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

MVM Chippenham

  • The Swan Hotel, 1 Church St, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1LN (map)
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We’d like to invite people in and around Chippenham to the next meeting of MVM Chippenham. This will take place at The Swan Hotel in Bradford-on-Avon at 7pm on Tuesday 27th March. People of all parties and none who want Proportional Representation are very welcome. The aim will be to formulate ideas for our next actions, and to gather volunteers to carry these out. Come and find out - or help decide - what the next steps are in the Chippenham campaign for Proportional Representation.

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Calderdale Compass group launch
Mar
24
1:30 PM13:30

Calderdale Compass group launch

  • Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY (map)
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MVM's Klina Jordan will join a panel including Lisa Nandy MP and Compass's Frances Foley for the launch of the Calderdale Compass group, which believes that democratic reform will be an essential part of creating long term, progressive change!

100 years after some women won the right to vote, we are still a long way from equal representation in parliament, and the UK lags far behind other countries which have proportional voting systems. Our First Past the Post system was designed centuries ago, and we believe reforms to this system will play a crucial role in gaining equal representation for women and minority groups.

We invite you to Hebden Bridge to find out more about Compass, Make Votes Matter and democratic reform including Proportional Representation.

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Make Votes Matter in Totnes
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Make Votes Matter in Totnes

  • Methodist Church Hall, 47 Fore St, Totnes TQ9 5RP (map)
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We’d like to invite people in and around Totnes to this Make Votes Matter meeting.

In GE2017 68% of votes had no impact on the result. First Past the Post continues to distort Parliament in a way that polarises politics and marginalises voters.

But in this Parliament we also have a once in a generation opportunity to change to Proportional Representation... if we get to work now! Klina Jordan from the national Make Votes Matter campaign will join the meeting and explain how you can help win real democracy in the UK.

The meeting will take place in the Methodist Church Hall in Totnes at 7.30 pm on Thursday 22nd March. People of all parties and none who want Proportional Representation will be very welcome. The aim will be to formulate ideas for our next actions, and to gather volunteers to carry these out. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Laurie Taylor via lauriedeepstream@gmail.com.

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MVM Stroud
Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

MVM Stroud

Please come along on Tuesday 20th March to meet up with other people in Stroud campaigning for Proportional Representation and see how you could get involved. We'll be planning an upcoming street stall, including designing a leaflet and strategies for talking about PR in public, as well as discussing a petition to Parliament and other future actions.

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Proportional Representation: Democracy for the many
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Proportional Representation: Democracy for the many

  • Lecture Theatre 1, Herschel Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle, NE1 7RU (map)
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Make Votes Matter and the Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform present this special fringe event at the Labour North Regional Conference.

Join a great line up of speakers for an interactive discussion about the UK's democratic system, and how electoral reform can and must be key pledge of Labour's next manifesto.

Speakers include:

  • Helen Goodman MP
  • Mary Southcott (Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform)
  • Benj Eckford (LCER & MVM)

Pick up a free copy of MVM & LCER's joint report on entry!

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MVM Cornwall
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

MVM Cornwall

  • Railway Tarvern, Station Rd, Truro TR1 3HH (map)
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We’d like to invite people in Cornwall to the next meeting of MVM Cornwall. This will take place in the Railway Tarvern in Truro at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14th March. People of all parties and none who want Proportional Representation are very welcome. The aim will be to formulate ideas for our next actions, and to gather volunteers to carry these out. Come and find out - or help decide - what the next steps are in the Cornwall campaign for Proportional Representation.

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MVM East London
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

MVM East London

  • White Hart Brew Pub (Upstairs), 1 Mile End Road, E1 4TP (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please come along on Tuesday 13th March to meet up with other people in East London who want real democracy and see how you could get involved. We'll be planning the next steps of our campaign. The meeting will also be an opportunity to debrief on the recent Limehouse street stall.

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MVM North London
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

MVM North London

  • Muswell Hill Quaker Meeting House, 77 Church Crescent, N10 3NE (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please come along on Tuesday 13th March to meet up with other people in North London who want real democracy and see how you could get involved. We'll be planning the next steps of our campaign. The meeting will also be an opportunity to debrief on the most recent street stall of the MVM North London Roadshow - taking place the previous weekend!

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MVM Bournemouth
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

MVM Bournemouth

  • Cricketers Arms, 41 Windham Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 4RN (map)
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***Please take note of the new meeting venue***

It's 100 years since women won the vote for the first time, yet most people in the UK still don't have a vote that matters. Fortunately, we now have the popular demand, the political context and the plan to finally win fair votes.

We can make this happen by taking simple, effective actions everywhere across the country. But to happen everywhere, it has to happen in Bournemouth!

Those in or around Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch or the New Forest, from all parties and none, are welcome to join us to plan action for fair votes. Hope to see you there!

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Democracy for the many, not just the few: Labour and PR
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Democracy for the many, not just the few: Labour and PR

  • Richmond & Putney Unitarian Church, Ormond Road, Richmond, TW10 6TH (map)
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Make Votes Matter South West London and Compass are bringing together Labour Party members, supporters and others on the political 'left' from west and south west London to discuss the best path to win Proportional Representation. Join us to hear speakers from across the Labour Party and share your views on the way forward.

Speakers include:

  • Ruth Cadbury - MP for Brentford and Isleworth
  • Chris Willliamson - MP for Derby North
  • Frances Foley - Compass
  • Joe Sousek - Make Votes Matter and Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform
  • Katherine Dunne - Labour PPC for Twickenham in 2017, councillor in Hounslow

A recent report jointly written by Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform and Make Votes Matter will be available or can be downloaded online: The Many Not The Few: Proportional Representation & Labour in the 21st Century (PDF).

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Limehouse street stall (MVM East London)
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Limehouse street stall (MVM East London)

  • Limehouse Basin Social Market, Basin Approach, London E14 7LB (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Make Votes Matter East London are holding a street stall on Saturday 24th February to talk to the local community about fair votes in the centenary year of the first votes for women in our country. Join them at the market near Limehouse station, or just drop by to say hello and pick up an MVM badge!

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MVM Cornwall
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

MVM Cornwall

  • Railway Tarvern, Station Rd, Truro TR1 3HH (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's 100 years since women won the vote for the first time, yet most people in the UK still don't have a vote that matters. Fortunately, we now have the popular demand, the political context and the plan to finally win fair votes.

We can make this happen by taking simple, effective actions everywhere across the country. But to happen everywhere, it has to happen in Cornwall!

Come along on 21st February!

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MVM North London
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

MVM North London

  • Muswell Hill Quaker Meeting House, 77 Church Crescent, N10 3NE (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please come along on Tuesday 13th February to meet up with other people in North London who want real democracy and see how you could get involved. We'll be planning the next installment of our roadshow.

This comes on the back of our 24-hour fast, with over 400 people going without food to call for fair votes - attracting media coverage across the UK.

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MVM East London
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

MVM East London

  • White Hart Brew Pub (Upstairs), 1 Mile End Road, E1 4TP (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please come along on Tuesday 13th February to meet up with other people in East London who want real democracy and see how you could get involved. We'll be planning our next street stall.

This comes on the back of our 24-hour fast, with over 400 people going without food to call for fair votes - attracting media coverage across the UK.

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MVM Cardiff South & Penarth
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

MVM Cardiff South & Penarth

  • Trinity Methodist Church, Stanwell Road, Penarth, CF64 2EX (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's 100 years since women won the vote for the first time, yet most people in the UK still don't have a vote that matters. Fortunately, we now have the popular demand, the political context and the plan to finally win fair votes.

We can make this happen by taking simple, effective actions everywhere across the country. But to happen everywhere, it has to happen in Cardiff South & Penarth!

Come along on 7th February to meet up with other people who want real democracy in your constituency, hear about the national plan from Joe Sousek (Make Votes Matter), and decide whether you'd like to be involved.

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MVM Bournemouth
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

MVM Bournemouth

  • East Cliff United Reform Church, Holdenhurst Rd, BH8 8AW (map)
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MVM Bournemouth is meeting a hundred years to the day after the Representation of the People Act 1918 became law. The act allowed some women (and more men then ever before) to vote.

If you're in or around Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch or the New Forest, join us to plan for our next democratic milestone!

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MVM Stroud
Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

MVM Stroud

  • Centre for Science and Art, 13 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us at the Centre for Science and Art for our next meeting, which will take place on Tuesday 30th January.

The meeting will be divided into two halves:

First, we’ll learn a bit about three different proportional voting systems: Single Transferable Vote, the Additional Member System and Party List PR. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and build our understanding of what PR means in practice.

Second, we’ll plan our next actions, including possible street stalls and the mass lobby of MPs. Any other ideas you have will be more than welcome! We'll also cover any news from the national Make Votes Matter campaign.

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MVM Chippenham
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

MVM Chippenham

  • The Swan Hotel, 1 Church St, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1LN (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

***Please take note of the new meeting venue***

It's 100 years since women won the vote for the first time, yet most people in the UK still don't have a vote that matters. Luckily, we now have the popular demand, the political context and the plan to finally win fair votes.

We can make this happen by taking simple, effective actions everywhere across the country. But to happen everywhere, it has to happen in Chippenham!

Some items on the agenda:

MVM national and local update
Update on Alliance Building Conference
Discuss MVM strategy 10 step plan to 'Lobby your MP' 
Education - going into schools
Growing the local group

Hope you can make it!

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Cambridge Electoral Reform Group
Jan
28
4:00 PM16:00

Cambridge Electoral Reform Group

  • 9 Midwinter Place, Hamilton Road, Cambridge CB4 1BW (map)
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This is the Cambridge Electoral Reform Group's regular meeting for those wanting to achieve electoral reform in the UK. CERG is currently working with MVM North London to get together a package suitable for young adults which could be used in schools and colleges.

Come along and get involved if you live in Cambridge and want fair votes!

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MVM West London
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

MVM West London

  • Ho-ja, 39 Goldhawk Road, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 8QQ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As you may know, 2018 is a big year of very significant anniversaries for women's suffrage (& men too) in the UK.

MP Tommy Sheppard reminded us all at October's parliamentary debate that Proportional Representation, like women's suffrage, is simply "the right thing to do".

But, as highlighted by MP Clive Lewis to our very own Zack from MVM West London, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn is not likely to push for PR until Labour members & supporters call for this change en masse.

And that’s where we all come in!

So join us at our January meeting of MVM West London to connect, share, & learn - and to help plan our further local actions.

Food & drink are available to order at the counter at this relaxed meeting venue. Your friends, neighbours, & various other contacts - of all political leanings & none - are very welcome to attend too.

As described at our last meeting, New Zealand’s path to PR can offer us some valuable lessons on how best to transform & reinforce the official views of our greater West London MPs.

Hoping you've had a restful & rejuvenating festive break, & are ready to bring your enthusiasm & determination to our next meeting.

Together, let's bring Proportional Representation to the House of Commons!

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Enfield street stall (MVM North London)
Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

Enfield street stall (MVM North London)

  • (opposite Barclays) 20 The Town, Enfield, EN2 6LS (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Make Votes Matter North London are holding a street stall on Saturday 20th January to talk to the local community about fair votes and Proportional Representation in the centenary year of partial suffrage. Join them opposite Barclays bank in Enfield Town, or just drop by to say hello and pick up an MVM badge!

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