Pr Motion at First North Yorks Council Meeting
Our North Yorkshire group is taking action to the Council meeting on 17th May demanding support for proportional representation in Westminster, local and mayoral elections.
Roger Truelove on how Kent progressives built a rainbow coalition and took control of Swale Borough Council
Roger Truelove, former leader of Swale Borough Council, explains how he and other progressives cooperated to take control of Swale Borough Council
Read our new report: Democracy Denied
Read our new report, Democracy Denied, which explores how our electoral system shuts progressives out of local government - and what we can do about it.
Compass Oxfordshire issues tactical voting recommendations for West Oxfordshire District Council
Cross-party activists have issued recommendations on who voters should back to ensure progressives retain control of a key Oxfordshire council on May 4th.
Press release: Democracy campaigners clash with Starmer as Labour leader denounces electoral reform
Keir Starmer has placed himself at odds with his party and affiliated trade unions by actively opposing a change to the UK’s electoral system today, the Byline Times reports.
Compass research reveals why our politics needs a democratic reset
Compass activist Doug Crawford, who helped Compass undertake research into the councils where seats are up for election this May, reflects on his findings
Compass Oxfordshire issues tactical voting recommendations for Cherwell District Council
Compass hopes to oust Tory majority on Cherwell District Council
Compass launches local elections campaign in the Mirror with exclusive new research
Compass launched its local elections campaign today with new research in the Mirror that revealed the shocking democratic deficit at the heart of Tory-run councils across the country.
Gerry Hassan asks: can the next Labour Government succeed in changing Britain?
Gerry Hassan explores why Labour must propose a more ambitious economic, social and democratic offer rather than opting to be the party of restoration and conservatism
Stuart Cartland on how self-censorship at the BBC exposes the power of right-wing narratives
Stuart Cartland on why the news that the BBC will not broadcast an episode of the new David Attenborough documentary indicates the power of acceptable and established narratives.
How PR could address the gender imbalance in our politics
To mark International Women’s Day this year, we wanted to draw attention to the role our archaic voting system plays in keeping women out of power.
Neal Lawson on Rock & Roll Politics with Steve Richards
Neal Lawson features on the Rock & Roll Politics podcast with Steve Richards
Why would North Yorkshire Tories dismiss wanting to see a more grown up way of doing politics?
Celine Barry from Compass North Yorkshire on PR as 'a more grown-up way of doing politics' in a letter to the Yorkshire Post
Compass North Yorkshire criticise County Council for refusing to support PR
A meeting of North Yorkshire County Council’s executive saw councillors refusing to support a proposal calling on the government to introduce proportional representation (PR)
Guy Major and Jonathan Preminger on Democratising Democracy with Votes-weighted Representation
Guy Major and Jonathan Preminger explore votes-weighted representation as an alternative to FPTP and PR
Press release: Campaigners respond to ‘unrepresentative’ council after voting reform row
Cross-party campaigners in North Yorkshire have rejected claims by Conservative councillors that they wasted council time by calling for a change to the voting system.
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