A street stall in Liverpool
Aug
31
2:00 PM14:00

A street stall in Liverpool

  • Liverpool Lime Street Station, Lime Street, L1 1JD (map)
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This is the second street stall being run today by MVM supporter Andy.

Following his stall in Warrington this morning, he will be in the pedestrianised area just outside Liverpool Lime Street Station from 2pm to 3.30pm on Saturday 31st August.

Why not pop along and discover how you could get involved in campaigning for Proportional Representation?

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Next meeting of MVM Bath
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Next meeting of MVM Bath

  • Baptist Church, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JW (map)
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Join MVM Bath for the next group meeting and show your support for Proportional Representation.

The group meet at Manvers Street Baptist Church and will discuss plans to hold a street stall on Saturday 17th August, times to be confirmed.

If you can lend a hand, please let Steve know by emailing MVMBath@gmail.com

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MVM Northern Ireland meeting - 29th July
Jul
29
6:30 PM18:30

MVM Northern Ireland meeting - 29th July

  • Room TR5, The Graduate School, Queen's University, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN (map)
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Make Votes Matter is the cross-party campaign to expand Proportional Representation to Westminster elections. We're setting up a local Northern Ireland group and we're inviting you to join. We'll outline how our current First Past the Post system contributes to the political chaos we see in Westminster, discuss our plan to win Proportional Representation there, and talk about how you can get involved in the growing movement to achieve the biggest expansion to our democracy since women won the vote.

If you'd like to get involved, or you just want more information, we hope to see you at Queen's University Belfast on Monday 29 July at 6.30pm. We'll be in room TR5 in the Graduate School. Let Cormac know that you’ll be coming by emailing cormacmanning@gmail.com or respond to the Facebook event.

Cormac Manning and Rebecca McMinn campaigning in Belfast

Cormac Manning and Rebecca McMinn campaigning in Belfast

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MVM Bath street stall - 27th July
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

MVM Bath street stall - 27th July

  • Whitewall Galleries, 17 New Bond Street, Bath BA1 1BA (map)
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Join MVM Bath for the next street stall in the city centre.

Steve will set up at the corner of Milsom Street and New Bond Street from 10am to 1pm. Please join him to show your support and continue the fight for Proportional Representation.

If you can lend a hand, please let Steve know by emailing MVMBath@gmail.com

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MVM North London at Chestnuts Park Fest
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

MVM North London at Chestnuts Park Fest

  • Chestnuts Park and Community Centre, 280 St Ann’s Road, London N15 5BN (map)
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Join MVM North London’s stall at this fun family event. Keith will be leading on a stall at Chestnuts Park Fest in Tottenham, hosted by community campaigners the Bridge Renewal Trust. Chestnuts Park is on St Ann’s Road (buses 67 & 341). It’s 5 minutes from West Green/Phillip Lane (bus 41) or Harringay Green Lanes, The Salisbury (buses 29 & 141).

Whatever time you can spare, you can pitch up to help out. Please do get in touch with Keith on kehubbard@hotmail.com.

A previous MVM North London stall.

A previous MVM North London stall.

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MVCIWS street stall in Chichester
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

MVCIWS street stall in Chichester

  • Chichester Cross, South Street, Chichester PO19 1HD (map)
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Join Make Votes Count In West Sussex for a street stall in Chichester on Saturday 20th July. Supporters will be there between 11.00am and 2.00pm.

NOTE: The time has been updated due to adverse weather in the morning. Start time now 11am.

Please stop by the street stall and say hello, or why not join in and find out more about how you can get involved in winning PR in years, not decades? We would love to see you on the day.

MVCIWS at a previous stall.

MVCIWS at a previous stall.

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Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival
Jul
20
to Jul 21

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival

  • Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival (map)
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This weekend Make Votes Matter will be returning to the legendary trade unions summer gathering at the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival.

This will be our third year at Tolpuddle. Previously, we have had the opportunity to talk to lots of the festival-goers and found many of them had a real appetite for reform - and others were converted! 

This year we're back, as part of our energetic and impactful campaign to convince Labour to adopt PR. Come along for some fun, sun and campaigning for social justice, and find out more about our work with the trade union movement.

Caroline will be there Saturday and Sunday with guest appearances from MVM Dorset and Mary Southcott from the Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform on Sunday.

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For more info about the festival click here. Advanced ticket sales have closed but you will be able to buy tickets at the gate.

Hope to see you there!

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MVM Chippenham at Chippenham Labour Party
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

MVM Chippenham at Chippenham Labour Party

  • Corsham Community Campus (Tippett Room), Beechfield Road, Corsham SN13 9DN (map)
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Chippenham Labour Party have generously opened up the first part of their July branch meeting to all those interested in bringing Proportional Representation to Westminster elections.

Presentations from Make Votes Matter (Tim Trimble) and Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform (Mary Southcott) will set the scene for discussion of this vital issue. Members of MVM in the Chippenham area are cordially invited to attend and join in the debate.

The second part of the meeting is for Labour Party members only.

MVM Chippenham’s Tim Trimble speaking up for PR

MVM Chippenham’s Tim Trimble speaking up for PR

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Black Votes Matter
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Black Votes Matter

  • West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Road, London N8 0DD (map)
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Join us for a lively discussion exploring how the current voting system disadvantages minorities, and what can be done to improve that.

Prominent speakers include journalist Gary Younge (The Guardian), Dr Wanda Wyporska (Executive Director Equality Trust), Comr Olalekan Odedeyi (grassroots activist and founding member of Tees Valley Labour BME forum) and Justina Cruickshank (Vice-Chair of the Electoral Reform Society and member of the LCER executive committee).

Together with Make Votes Matter, our panel will help us consider:

  • What's the problem with the current ‘First Past the Post’ voting system?

  • Does the manner of political debate resonate with people from minorities? If not, what puts people off?

  • How can we empower Black communities to increase their political voice? Would a Proportional Representation (PR) system help achieve this?

  • Does PR give extremists more political power - what are the facts?



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'Demand Democracy' talk hosted by MVM Cornwall
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

'Demand Democracy' talk hosted by MVM Cornwall

  • Eliot House Hotel, Castle Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3AU (map)
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MVM Cornwall host an evening talk called ‘Demand Democracy’ this Friday (5th July).

The event will feature an introduction to the work of Make Votes Matter followed by a talk by guest speaker Thomas Conner. Thomas is a retired chartered software engineer with a second degree in law and a large interest in comparative constitutional law. He is particularly interested in getting rid of the current electoral system of First Past the Post.

This is a free event so why not go along and debate the merits of changing our electoral system?

MVM Cornwall

MVM Cornwall

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MVM Bath next meeting
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

MVM Bath next meeting

  • Milsom Room, Baptist Church, Manvers St Bath BA1 1JW (map)
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The next meeting of Make Votes Matter (MVM) Bath takes place on Wednesday 26th June from 7pm at Manvers Street Baptist Church, central Bath.

This is a brand new group which was set up for people who are passionate about winning Proportional Representation in years, not decades.

Join them to find out what is planned to support MVM’s summer action day Demand Democracy Day!

Manvers Street Baptist Church, Bath

Manvers Street Baptist Church, Bath


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Look! New local group starting in Skipton & Ripon
Jun
24
7:30 PM19:30

Look! New local group starting in Skipton & Ripon

If you live in or near Skipton and want to get involved in campaigning for Proportional Representation, then this event is for you.

The first meeting of Make Votes Matter (MVM) Skipton & Ripon takes place on Monday 24th June where the group will be discussing how to support next month’s Demand Democracy Day.

This is a brand new group being set up for people who are passionate about winning Proportional Representation in years, not decades. 

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Look! New group starting in Reading
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Look! New group starting in Reading

  • Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC), 35-39 London Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 4PS (map)
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If you live in or near Reading and want to get involved in campaigning for Proportional Representation, then this event is for you.

The first meeting of Make Votes Matter (MVM) Reading takes place on Thursday 20th June from 7.30pm in meeting room 3, Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC).

This is a brand new group being set up for people who are passionate about winning Proportional Representation in years, not decades. 

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MVM Chippenham next meeting
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

MVM Chippenham next meeting

  • The Swan Hotel, Church Street, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1LN (map)
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MVM Chippenham meet to plan what activities they will be doing to support Demand Democracy Day. This year’s Demand Democracy Day takes place on Saturday 6th July, and there’s still time to sign up.

Join the group at The Swan Hotel in Bradford-on-Avon and get inspired to take action to win PR in years, not decades!

MVM Chippenham’s Tim Trimble speaking up for PR

MVM Chippenham’s Tim Trimble speaking up for PR

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MVM Hastings next meeting
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

MVM Hastings next meeting

  • 77a Southwater Road, St Leonards, Hastings TN37 6JR (map)
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MVM Hastings gather to plan activities to support the national summer action day, Demand Democracy Day!

This year’s Demand Democracy Day takes place on Saturday 6th July, and there’s still time to sign up and get involved.

MVM Hastings Group Leader Surrinder Chera, left, with MVM campaigners

MVM Hastings Group Leader Surrinder Chera, left, with MVM campaigners

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MVM North London meeting
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

MVM North London meeting

  • Friends Meeting House, Church Crescent, Muswell Hill, London N10 3NE (map)
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MVM North London meet on Tuesday 11th June to discuss a number of upcoming events.

The packed agenda includes:

  • brainstorming ideas on a London-based training day

  • creative actions to take for Demand Democracy Day on Saturday 6th July

  • helping out with an upcoming BME conference MVM is hosting on electoral reform, in Wood Green.

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South West London MVM
Jun
10
7:30 PM19:30

South West London MVM

  • The Old Ship pub, 3 King Street, Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey TW9 1ND (map)
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MVM South West London meet to discuss what activities to do for the MVM Action Day on 6th July. Come along and share your ideas on how we can make the biggest impact in South West London.

Street stalls? Handing out flyers, a march or a banner drop? You name it, we might just do it!

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Street stall in Bristol
Jun
8
12:30 PM12:30

Street stall in Bristol

Join MVM Bristol for a street stall at Gaol Ferry Steps on Saturday 8th June.

Local group members will be there between 12.30pm and 3.30pm with a petition for passers-by to sign to send to each of the four Bristol MPs.

They will also be giving out postcards for people to send to their MPs to demonstrate how much demand there is for PR from Bristol residents.

Please stop by and say hello, or why not help out and chat to people about PR? We would love to see you on the day.

PR campaigners at the MVM Movement Building Day in Bristol, March 2019

PR campaigners at the MVM Movement Building Day in Bristol, March 2019

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MVM North London roadshow event
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

MVM North London roadshow event

  • 87 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 3HA (map)
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MVM North London hold a roadshow event in Muswell Hill on Saturday 8th June.

You will find them outside Miller & Carter Steakhouse on the corner of Princes Avenue and Muswell Hill Broadway. Buses W7, 43, 102, 134, 144, 234 and the 299 all go to Muswell Hill.

The group will be talking to passers-by about the need for Proportional Representation, so please join them if you are in the area.

Members of MVM North London

Members of MVM North London

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MVM Bournemouth next meeting
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

MVM Bournemouth next meeting

  • Cricketers Arms Pub, 41 Windham St, Bournemouth, BH1 4RN (map)
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Come and join MVM Bournemouth for a pint or a cup of tea, and catch up with what the group is doing to win PR.

This month the group will be discussing upcoming events including
Demand Democracy Day on Saturday 6th July. Local groups and campaigners from all over the UK will be joining MVM’s national day of action to raise awareness about the urgent need for PR.

On the day, the group will be running a street stall in the centre of Bournemouth, spreading the word about how real democracy works, and why we need it. Find out how you can get involved.

Other events coming up include a deputation and flag waving at the first public meeting of the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council on Tuesday 16th July. And if you can help out at MVM’s stall at the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival on the weekend of 20th to 21st July, the group would love to hear from you.

They meet on the first Wednesday of every month - same time, same place. So why not join them?

MVM Bournemouth

MVM Bournemouth

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