Time for a change: electoral reform with Willie Sullivan of the Electoral Reform Society

Please join us between 7pm and 9pm on 25 February at the Canonbury Tavern, N1 2NS upstairs in the Blue Room to hear from Willie Sullivan on the movement for electoral reform and join others in debating the way ahead.

Make sure you get a seat, RSVP at the bottom of this page. Thank you. 

Willie Sullivan is Senior Director at the Electoral Reform Society and is responsible for Campaigns and Scotland. He is a campaigner for a better social and political system. 

He is interested in power: who has it; how they use it; and how it is distributed through political institutions and processes. He previously worked for Scottish Labour but is now unaffiliated. 

Willie was a Consultant on the campaign that brought STV to Scottish Council Elections, Vote for a change - the campaign to get a referendum on the Electoral System and worked on the ill-fated Yes to AV campaign. At ERS he saw Votes at 16 and the Lobbying Act introduced in Scotland and is hopeful for significant devolution of power to Local Government there. We have begun to see the growing use of Citizens Assemblies across the UK which is a key ERS objective of deepening democracy. He says that the main prize of electoral reform of the Commons involves significant shifts in political power and requires a medium to long term plan, as well as a sophisticated strategy if it is to be achieved.

Willie was a founding member of Compass and of Common Weal, a Scottish left think tank, of which he is currently convenor. He has published pamphlets and papers on a wide range of social and political issues including tax, welfare, housing and a book seeking to understand why it is that millions of people don’t vote.

February 25, 2020 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Blue Room at the Canonbury Tavern,
21 Canonbury Pl
London N1 2NS
United Kingdom
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