MVM Cornwall meeting
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

MVM Cornwall meeting

  • The Railway Tavern, Station Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3HH (map)
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MVM Cornwall hold their next meeting to discuss campaigning for PR and the best ways to get PR noticed in the run up to any upcoming election.

Why not come along and share your ideas on how to win PR in years, not decades?

The group welcomes new members and would love to hear from people who are keen to get involved and make a difference.

MVM Cornwall taking part in Demand Democracy Day, July 2019

MVM Cornwall taking part in Demand Democracy Day, July 2019

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Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

MVM Chippenham host a hustings

  • Neeld Community Arts Centre, High Street, Chippenham, SN15 3ER (map)
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With a general election now due to be held on XXX, MVM Chippenham is hosting a hustings event to canvas support for Proportional Representation.

Following the hustings session, where the audience will hear from the people standing to become the next MP for Chippenham, there will be a question and answer session.

Make Votes Matter’s XXX will alo be in attendance to help introduce the panel of speakers and chair the event. Group members from MVM Chippenham will also be on hand to sign up new volunteers to the movement for PR.

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Look! New local group starting in Newcastle
Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Look! New local group starting in Newcastle

  • The Telegraph pub, Orchard Street, Newcastle, NE1 3NY (map)
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If you live in or near Newcastle and want to get involved in campaigning for Proportional Representation (PR), then this event is for you.

The first meeting of Make Votes Matter (MVM) Newcastle takes place on Tuesday 12th November where the group will be discussing how to support the movement for PR.

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

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MVM North London 'writeathon' event
Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

MVM North London 'writeathon' event

  • Town Hall Square, Hatherley Gardens, Crouch End, London, N8 9SW (map)
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Join MVM North London for a ‘writeathon’ where people are encouraged to write to their MP about why they support Proportional Representation.

The group will be at Town Hall Square in Crouch End from 11am to 3pm. If you would like to volunteer to help out, please contact the group.

Members of MVM North London

Members of MVM North London

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MVM North London meeting
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

MVM North London meeting

  • Muswell Hill Friends Meeting House (map)
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Fresh from the success of the group’s first ‘writeathon’ event in Muswell Hill last month, members meet to review it and plan the next one.

Come along to the meeting and hear what worked well, share ideas on how to help run the next pop-up event in Crouch End, and find out more about National Democracy Week.

‘Writeathon’ in Muswell Hill, September 2019

‘Writeathon’ in Muswell Hill, September 2019

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MVM street stall in Manchester
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

MVM street stall in Manchester

  • Castlefield Bowl, Rice St, Manchester, M3 4JR (map)
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Join MVM campaigners in Manchester for a street stall about Proportional Representation.

Dedicated MVM supporters will be running a stall from 4pm to 6pm at Castlefield Bowl, so do drop by to say hello or lend a hand.

MVM campaigners in central Manchester for Demand Democracy Day, 2019

MVM campaigners in central Manchester for Demand Democracy Day, 2019


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'Broken politics and how to mend it' - a Sheffield for Democracy event
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

'Broken politics and how to mend it' - a Sheffield for Democracy event

  • Sharrow Community Forum, South View Road, Sheffield, S7 1DB (map)
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Make Votes Matter supporters who run Sheffield for Democracy are holding a free event called ‘Broken politics and how to mend it’.

Proportional Representation is set to be a hot topic as the panel of distinguished guests consider electoral reform as a way to mend our broken politics.

Speakers include local Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield; Arianna Giovannini, Acting Director at IPPR North; Professor Andrew Gamble and Sarah Clarke, Senior Policy and Communications Officer at Unlock Democracy.

For further details about the event, visit the Sheffield for Democracy website.

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Make Votes Matter supporter to give talk on Proportional Representation
Sep
18
7:30 PM19:30

Make Votes Matter supporter to give talk on Proportional Representation

  • Glossop Labour Club, 11-13 Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT (map)
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Make Votes Matter supporter Ian leads a debate on Proportional Representation at Glossop Labour Club.

Come along to this open meeting and help play an important role in the biggest improvement to our democracy since women won the vote!

Everyone who is interested in the campaign for PR is welcome. The event starts at 7.30pm with a presentation followed by a discussion about this important topic.

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Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Real Democracy Now a chance for Proportional Representation in 2019?

Come to our 2019 Liberal Democrat Fringe event! Join Baroness Sal Brinton, Wera Hobhouse MP, Lord Paul Tyler and Angela Smith MP to hear how the current political turbulence affects the movement for Proportional Representation, and why we wouldn’t be in this mess if we’d had it all along!

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MVM North London Writeathon
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

MVM North London Writeathon

  • 87 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill N10 3HA (map)
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Join MVM North London at their Muswell Hill Roadshow on 14th September.

They will be hosting their very first ‘Writeathon’ in Muswell Hill, writing to MPs about Proportional Representation!

The meeting will be at the corner of Princes Avenue and Muswell Hill Broadway, outside the Miller & Carter Steakhouse.

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MVM East London street stall
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

MVM East London street stall

  • 182 Stoke Newington Road,  London, N16 7UE (map)
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Join MVM East London for a street stall in Stoke Newington.

The group will be out promoting Proportional Representation so please stop by 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? They would love to see you on the day.

The street stall will be next to the entrance of the local farmers’ market at 182 Stoke Newington Road.

A previous MVM East London stall

A previous MVM East London stall

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MVM Cornwall meeting and stall
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

MVM Cornwall meeting and stall

  • New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3AY (map)
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MVM Cornwall next meet at the Cornwall Green Party Conference in Truro on Saturday 7th September.

Group members are running a stall at the conference and have chosen to combine the event with their usual campaign planning meeting.

Local group organiser Cath will be there from 9am to set up the stall and is looking for volunteers to come and help during the day. The stall will run from 10am to 5pm.

MVM Cornwall at a previous meeting

MVM Cornwall at a previous meeting

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MVM Chippenham meeting
Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

MVM Chippenham meeting

  • The Swan Hotel, 1 Church Street, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN (map)
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Join Make Votes Matter Chippenham at their next meeting.

On the agenda is an update from MVM’s national campaign, planning activity ahead of a possible snap general election and supporting local campaign activity.

So come along and join in the fun and the campaign for Proportional Representation!

MVM Chippenham on Demand Democracy Day 2019

MVM Chippenham on Demand Democracy Day 2019

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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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