Videos of the PR Alliance

Keynote Speeches

Chuka Umunna MP: "If we do not fix this there is a serious danger, in the future, that things will boil over when people feel they don't have a voice." 

Diane James MEP - Home Affairs Spokesperson for UKIP: "Everybody has a vote and if they don't feel that vote has any value and that they can't use that vote...then I think we have a serious problem."

The Westminster Parliamentary leader of Plaid Cymru discusses the need for Proportional Representation in the UK.

John Strafford, Vice Chair of Conservative Action for Electoral Reform: "Out of opportunity will come hope. And out of hope will come action. And out of action will come success."

Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society, discusses national and local electoral systems, and referendums on the principle of PR.

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, discusses the flaws in the UK's democracy, it's consequences, and solutions.

Owen Winter MYP, spokesperson for Make Votes Matter, discusses his petition and a growing movement of activism to win a fair democracy.

Lord Tyler, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Constitutional and Political Reform: "It's the voters that are being cheated."

Stephen Kinnock (Labour) speaks about the distorting effect of our electoral system on the distribution of public resources, and more... 

Tommy Sheppard MP, Scottish National Party spokesperson on the Cabinet Office, discusses Proportional Representation at the PR Alliance Building Conference.

Interviews

Tommy Sheppard MP, Scottish National Party spokesperson on the Cabinet Office: "I think a system where you get a majority government of any party that gets...37% of those that votes - less than a quarter of the actual electorate endorsement - that's corrupt in my view." 

Stephen Kinnock (Labour) discusses the damaging effects of First Past the Post on British politics.

Lord Tyler, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Constitutional and Political Reform: "Less than a quarter [of the electorate] sent Mr Cameron into No.10 last year...if that had happened in any other part of the world, the Conservatives would be the first people to say that was illegitimate." 

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party: electoral reform, a constitutional convention, and how we get change. 

Councillor and Vice-Chair of the Local Government Association, Marianne Overton, talks to Make Votes Matter about our electoral system and wider issues in need of attention in our democracy.

Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society: "It's fantastic that Make Votes Matter has got so many people from different political parties and none to come together to plot out a practical route to achieve proportional representation." 

One of Make Votes Matter's facilitators - Klina Jordan - reflects on the PR Alliance Building Conference: "This is really going to happen."

Jonathan Reynolds MP talks to Make Votes Matter about his (December 2015) 10-minute rule Bill proposing the introduction of PR and the prospect of an All Party Parliamentary Group for electoral reform. 

Jonathan Bartley, Green Party Work & Pensions Spokesperson, discusses voting systems and political change at the PR Alliance Building Conference. 

John Strafford, Vice Chair of Conservative Action for Electoral Reform, on building an alliance for the introduction of Proportional Representation - why we need it and how it can happen.

Hywel Williams MP, Parliamentary leader of Plaid Cymru: "Over a hundred years ago there was a campaign for votes for women. We need that sort of campaign now."

"50:50 Parliament would like a diverse Parliament that draws upon the largest possible pool of talent, and that includes the 32 million women that live in the UK."

Frances Foley from Unlock Democracy on the importance of electoral reform and democratic involvement of the public in the UK.

Colin Bex of the Wessex Regionalists discusses PR, regional democracy and recall of elected representatives.

Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion: "I think a fairer voting system would help people engage more with politics because it means that the issues politicians are discussing are more likely to be the ones that are of concern to the vast majority of people."

Amelia Womack - Deputy Leader of the Green Party: "The voices in our institutions aren't diverse enough to represent the population of our country."