CAMPAIGNERS rallying for a change to the election voting process are holding a meeting in Stroud.

The meeting will be held on Friday, October 20 at 7pm in the Centre for Science and Art in Lansdown, Stroud.

Members of the public are invited to attend and discuss ways in which they feel the voting system can be improved by ensuring every vote counts.

Klina Jordan, co-founder of the Make Votes Matter campaign, will be attending the meeting which will feature talks on why do we need proportional representation, how do we get PR? and what could a Stroud branch of Make Votes Matter achieve.

The meeting will be free to attend and open to everyone.

Cllr Myles Robinson, a former Lib Dem parliamentary candidate and former mayor of Nailsworth, said: "It is ridiculous that in the 21st century we cannot have an electoral system which enables all to express their views when voting without having to be pressurised into second choices by tactical voting, normally to keep someone out.

"The first past the post system might have been fine in the 19th century, but all modern chambers of government, including in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, have adopted PR so that a wider range of views can be represented.”

The Make Votes Matter campaign also has the support of Stroud MP David Drew.