Richard announces the publication of the Review of Voting Systems by the APPG on Electoral Reform


As the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Electoral Reform I am very pleased to be able to announce the publication of the Review of Voting Systems (Condensed) which the Group has just published with the help of the Electoral Reform Society.

The APPG on Electoral Reform exists to foster discussion on, and support the cause of, electoral reform. I am keen that it is voters themselves, and not just politicians, who debate our democracy and our voting system. In January of this year the Government published their own Review of Voting Systems – we welcomed this but were concerned by the lack of public debate and awareness surrounding it.

This report by the APPG considerably condenses the Government document, accurately presenting its findings as well as offering our own view on the way forward.

I very much hope you find this a useful publication and are able to use it to widen this vital debate to others.

You can read a copy of the report online here and you can find out more about the work of the APPG on Electoral Reform on our new website:

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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