TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PR
The most authoritative source of information on UK electoral systems can be found on the website of the Electoral Reform Society (https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk//) Check out its various pages (for example: https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/voting-systems/types-of-voting-system/ ) and you will uncover clearly written explanations.
The website of Make Votes Matter (https://www.makevotesmatter.org.uk/) is also helpful.
To find voting figures for past UK elections or election results from the UK’s 650 constituencies over many decades, Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki) is hard to beat. Look at the 2005 UK general election (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_United_Kingdom_general_election) and you see that Tony Blair and Labour won a huge majority at Westminster on 35% of the total vote.
For information on electoral issues in countries across the globe, the ‘ACE project: The Electoral Knowledge Network (https://aceproject.org) is encyclopaedic. Type “New Zealand” in the search box and ACE retrieves 431 items.
Write to your MP
If you want to write to your MP to ask them to Adopt PR now that the recent Unite policy conference has voted to reject FPTP, a move which would have reversed the defeat of the PR motion at the 2021 Labour Party conference had it happened earlier, please use this link: https://getprdone.org.uk/resources/unite-mp-letter/ for more details.
RECENT ARTICLES ABOUT PR
There are numerous newspaper articles on proportional representation. Here are two written by members of GET PR DONE!
Momentum needs to get serious about democracy – and not just within the Labour Party, Left Foot Forward, 4 December 2020.
Time to ‘get PR done’, The Morning Star, 13 August 2020.
If you know of other articles that you think should be added to this initial collection, write: email@example.com