Mar
25
9:30 am09:30

Owen Winter speaking at: Progressive Alliance for Cornwall

  • County hall, Treyew road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY

On Saturday 25th March, Owen Winter - Member of Youth Parliament and spokesperson for Make Votes Matter - will be speaking at an event organised by Progressive Alliance for Cornwall in Truro.

Whereas there has been much discussion of an alliance of "progressive" parties, Make Votes Matter believes that instead all parties and people who want Proportional Representation should work together to achieve this outcome.

 
Mar
27
7:00 pm19:00

MVM Bristol

  • YHA Bristol (Conference Room), 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol

Join us for the first meeting of Make Votes Matter Bristol. We'll be joined by MVM organiser Klina Jordan - and will be planning a local campaign for PR in the House of Commons as numerous local groups appear across the South West of England.

Come along to hear what is being done elsewhere and to share your ideas about how we can win real democracy in Bristol.

 
MVM Islington
Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

MVM Islington

  • 1 Hargrave Road, London, N19 5SH

Join MVM Islington for their group meeting! At the last meeting, plans were made to get the issue into the local press, build support among local councilors, and engage with the public. 

All welcome - please let the organiser know you're coming!

 
Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

MVM Exeter

  • (Northernhay room) Exeter Community Centre, 17 St. Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG

Join us for the first meeting of Make Votes Matter Exeter. We'll be planning a local campaign for PR in the House of Commons as numerous local groups appear across the South West of England.

Come along to hear what is being done elsewhere and to share your ideas about how we can win real democracy in Exeter.

 
MVM Blackpool
Apr
11
7:00 pm19:00

MVM Blackpool

  • Brun Grove Workingmens Club, 1 Brun Grove, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 6PG

Join the inaugural meeting of Make Votes Matter Blackpool to help shape the local campaign for Proportional Representation in the House of Commons. A member of MVM's national team will attend to speak about what is happening elsewhere, and what you might do in the local area to help get real democracy.

Everyone welcome, from all parties and none. Come along and bring your ideas and enthusiasm!

 
MVM Plymouth
May
3
7:00 pm19:00

MVM Plymouth

  • (Room 402, Babbage Building) 24 James St, Plymouth PL4 6EQ

Join the inaugural meeting of Make Votes Matter Plymouth to help shape the local campaign for Proportional Representation in the House of Commons. A member of MVM's national team will attend to speak about what is happening elsewhere, and what you might do in the local area to help get real democracy.

Everyone welcome, from all parties and none. Come along and bring your ideas and enthusiasm!

 
[Postponed for petition debate] Make Votes Matter Day 2017
May
6
12:00 pm12:00

[Postponed for petition debate] Make Votes Matter Day 2017

  • Parliament

Our annual demonstration will this year be postponed due to the success of our Parliamentary petition. Instead, we will hold a demonstration on the Saturday before the petition is debated in Parliament. Sign up to our mailing list and we will let you know as soon as this date is announced.

Make Votes Matter will mark the anniversary of the most disproportionate election in British history with a major demonstration every year until we win Proportional Representation and real democracy for all of us. 

The Path to Real Democracy
May
20
2:00 pm14:00

The Path to Real Democracy

  • Upper Hall, Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

An interactive event about Proportional Representation hosted by Unlock Democracy Manchester and Make Votes Matter

Speakers so far include:

Robin McAlpine, Director, Common Weal
Jonathan Reynolds MP Stalybridge and Hyde
Stephen Twigg MP Liverpool West Derby
Amelia Womack Deputy Leader Green Party England and Wales

Further details to follow.

 

MVM Tyneside
Mar
23
7:00 pm19:00

MVM Tyneside

  • Broadacre House, Market St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6HQ

Come along for the first meeting of Make Votes Matter Newcastle. With people organising local campaigns for Proportional Representation in the House of Commons across the country, it's an exciting and really important time to take action.

One of Make Votes Matter's national team will be attending to speak about the campaign, about why we need PR, and about how we can get it. People of all parties and none are welcome. 

 
MVM Hereford
Mar
20
7:30 pm19:30

MVM Hereford

  • De Koffie Pot, Bridge Street, Hereford, Herefordshire

This is the first official meeting of Make Votes Matter Hereford, following the successful Big Green Conversation event at The Left Bank Village in January. It will be an opportunity to come up with ideas for how to campaign locally.

Saturday 22nd April - a national day of local action. Planning what we are going to do on this day will be high on the agenda at the meeting. 

All welcome from all parties and none. Come along and bring your ideas and enthusiasm!

 
Westminster North CLP
Mar
16
8:00 pm20:00

Westminster North CLP

Joe Sousek from Make Votes Matter and the Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform will join a joint meeting of Westminster North CLP to discuss the Labour case for Proportional Representation.. All local Labour members and affiliates are welcome. Get in touch for meeting details.

Alliances on the Left? West & South West London
Mar
14
7:00 pm19:00

Alliances on the Left? West & South West London

  • Richmond Unitarian Church, Ormond Road, London, TW10 6TH

West London Compass are collaborating with Make Votes Matter South West London to organise an event in Richmond.

Speakers include: Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party; Vince Cable, ex MP for Twickenham; an unconfirmed Labour speaker; and non-party speakers including Klina Jordan from Make Votes Matter; Frances Foley from Compass; and Peter Macfadyen, Independent from Frome and author of Flat Pack Democracy.

The event will include discussion of the mooted Progressive Alliance in the West London area. However, Klina Jordan - facilitator for Make Votes Matter - will be there making the case that democracy must come first; that progressive and non-progressive parties alike must cooperate on the single issue of electoral reform if we are to succeed in getting a properly functioning democratic system, and all the things that rely on this.

The event will be a mixture of talks and group discussions.

 
MVM North London - with Catherine West MP
Mar
14
7:00 pm19:00

MVM North London - with Catherine West MP

  • Friends Meeting House, Church Crescent, London, N10 3NE

Catherine West - Labour MP for Hornsey and Wood Green - will join this meeting of Make Votes Matter North London to discuss her position on Proportional Representation. All supporters are welcome to attend - particularly Hornsey & Wood Green constituents!

The meeting will also be an opportunity to debrief on the first street stall of the MVM North London Roadshow - taking place the previous weekend!

 
MVM Swindon
Mar
13
7:30 pm19:30

MVM Swindon

  • The Savoy, 38-40 Regent St, Swindon, SN1 1JL

Make Votes Matter Swindon is meeting to plan a street stall and other campaign activity in the local area, as part of the nation-wide campaign. With the Parliamentary petition rapidly approaching 100,000 signatures, and people from all parties and none organising concrete action to get real democracy, there could be no better time to get involved. Come along to find out more! 

 
North London Roadshow!
Mar
11
11:00 am11:00

North London Roadshow!

  • Outside the Town Hall, The Broadway, Crouch End, N8 9JJ

MVM North London will be on the street talking to the local community about democracy on 11th March on the first day of the North London Roadshow! Drop by, say hello, and pick up a Make Votes Matter badge!

 
Bradford-on-Avon Street Stall!
Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Bradford-on-Avon Street Stall!

  • Bradford-on-Avon

MVM Chippenham will be on the street in Bradford-on-Avon talking to the local community about democracy and the need for Proportional Representation! Drop by, say hello, and pick up a Make Votes Matter badge!

 
MVM Cotswolds
Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

MVM Cotswolds

  • Somewhere Else, 65 Castle Street, GL7 1QD, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Join the second meeting of Make Votes Matter Cotswolds in Cirencester! Following a successful first meeting, local activists are coming together to plan a campaign for Proportional Representation in the House of Commons. 

This comes as similar groups are establishing, meeting and taking action across the South West. Come along and join the movement!

 
Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

MVM Settle

  • Settle Quaker Meeting, Kirkgate, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9DX

Come along for the first meeting of Make Votes Matter Settle. With people organising local campaigns for Proportional Representation in the House of Commons across the country, it's an exciting and really important time to take action.

One of Make Votes Matter's national team will be attending to speak about the campaign, about why we need PR, and about how we can get it. People of all parties and none are welcome. 

 
MVM Chippenham
Mar
7
7:00 pm19:00

MVM Chippenham

  • The Brunel (Function Room), New Road, Chippenham, SN15 1ES, UK

Join MVM Chippenham to make plans for their second street stall action! We'll also be looking further ahead to the planned public debate - taking place in June.

New people are very welcome, so do come along if you're interested in getting involved or just finding out more.

 
Cambridge Electoral Reform Group
Mar
5
5:00 pm17:00

Cambridge Electoral Reform Group

  • 9 Midwinter Place, Hamilton Road, Cambridge CB4 1BW

Join the Cambridge Electoral Reform Group for their regular meeting to get involved in the campaign for Proportional Representation in the House of Commons. 

There is a car-park with plenty of room available. The ground floor flat is to the right of the entrance to the car-park. Everyone welcome!

 
MVM Taunton
Mar
2
7:30 pm19:30

MVM Taunton

  • The Cosy Club (downstairs), Corporation Street, Taunton TA1 4AJ

Come and join Make Votes Matter Taunton as the plan an active local campaign to secure real democracy in the UK! All people from all parties and none are welcome. Hope to see you there!

 
MVM Swindon
Feb
27
7:30 pm19:30

MVM Swindon

  • The Pilgrim Centre, Regent Circus, Swindon, England, SN1 1PN

This meeting of Swindon Make Votes Matter is a first meeting for the group after a successful local event.

Group members will report back from the recent MVM London Congress, and there will be input from MVM facilitators about national developments.

 
MVM South West London
Feb
22
7:30 pm19:30

MVM South West London

  • The Triple Crown 15 Kew Foot Road, TW9 2SS, Richmond

This meeting of South West London Make Votes Matter will discuss recent progress,  discussions at local group Congress, which gave some good ideas for actions we to be taken in the local area.

It will also provide an update on  participation on the joint event with Compass, taking place on 14th March in Unitarian Church, Richmond.

 
Winchester CLP
Feb
16
7:30 pm19:30

Winchester CLP

  • Winchester Hampshire UK

Make Votes Matter Facilitator Joe Sousek will join Winchester CLP to discuss the campaign for Proportional Representation and the Labour case for electoral reform. All local Labour members and affiliates are welcome. Get in touch for meeting details.

MVM North London
Feb
14
6:30 pm18:30

MVM North London

  • Friends Meeting House, Church Crescent, London, N10 3NE

High on the agenda of MVM North London will be discussion of the launch of their Roadshow - starting in March. 

New comers are more than welcome to join, so come along to get involved or just find out more. 

 
Chippenham Street Stall!
Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

Chippenham Street Stall!

  • (On the bridge) High street, Chippenham,

MVM Chippenham will be on the street talking to the local community about democracy on Saturday! Drop by, say hello, and pick up a Make Votes Matter badge!

 
MVM Chippenham
Feb
7
7:00 pm19:00

MVM Chippenham

  • The Brunel (Function Room), New Road, Chippenham, SN15 1ES, UK

At this meeting, MVM Chippenham will be preparing for their first street stall on Saturday 11th February, as well as looking further ahead towards their public event planned for the Summer. 

New people are very welcome, so do come along if you're interested in getting involved or just finding out more.

 
MVM Cotswolds
Feb
4
6:30 pm18:30

MVM Cotswolds

  • New Brewery Arts Cafe Space, Brewery Court, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1JH

Come and join us for the first meeting of Make Votes Matter Cotswolds in Cirencester. This will be an opportunity to hear about the campaign and share your ideas for what can be done locally as part of a national effort to win fair votes.

 
Milton Keynes CLP
Jan
28
10:00 am10:00

Milton Keynes CLP

  • Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Ken Ritchie of the Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform will join a joint meeting of Milton Keynes North and Milton Keynes South CLPs to discuss the Labour case for Proportional Representation.. All local Labour members and affiliates are welcome. Get in touch for meeting details.

MVM Islington
Jan
26
7:00 pm19:00

MVM Islington

  • 1 Hargrave Road, London, N19 5SH

Last month, Make Votes Matter Islington lead the organisation of the MVM Democracy Awards and Christmas Party (watch a highlights video here). Join the meeting this month to get involved in the campaign for PR in the House of Commons!

 
Big Green Conversation: Make Votes Matter (Hereford)
Jan
25
7:30 pm19:30

Big Green Conversation: Make Votes Matter (Hereford)

  • De Koffie Pot, Bridge Street, Hereford, Herefordshire

In this public event - open to everyone - Hereford Green Party are hosting Klina Jordan from Make Votes Matter to lead a discussion on why we need electoral reform in order to change anything else.

We will also look at how to make the link between fair votes and everyday concerns, and reduce the confusion about the different PR systems the UK could and does already use.

 
Young Labour, Taunton Deane
Jan
24
7:00 pm19:00

Young Labour, Taunton Deane

  • Taunton, Somerset

Make Votes Matter Facilitator Joe Sousek will join Taunton Deane CLP's Young Labour group to discuss the campaign for Proportional Representation and the Labour case for electoral reform. All Young Labour members welcome. Get in touch for meeting details.

Cambridge Electoral Reform Group
Jan
22
5:00 pm17:00

Cambridge Electoral Reform Group

  • 9 Midwinter Place, Hamilton Road, Cambridge CB4 1BW

Join the Cambridge Electoral Reform Group for their regular meeting to get involved in the campaign for Proportional Representation in the House of Commons. 

There is a car-park with plenty of room available. The ground floor flat is to the right of the entrance to the car-park. Everyone welcome!

 
MVM Taunton
Jan
19
7:30 pm19:30

MVM Taunton

  • Cosy Club, Corporation Street, Taunton, TA1 4AJ

Come and join the second meeting of Make Votes Matter Taunton, following an enthusiastic first meeting in November. Attendees will be forming a concrete plan for campaign activity in 2017.