After the past few years, it couldn’t be clearer John: the system is broken. It’s up to us to fix it.
Our electoral system is not fit for purpose. In December 2019 the Conservatives swept to power with barely a 1% increase in vote share, and 22.6 million votes went to waste. It’s a disgrace.
First Past The Post has allowed the Conservatives and Labour to maintain their grip on power for too long. It allows Parliament to ignore parties who are fighting for change and representing different points of view. It cheats voters of real representation in our politics.
Yesterday, I held a debate on this issue in the House of Commons. The Government couldn’t have been more dismissive. The Conservatives don’t care about your vote or your say. They only care about keeping themselves in power.
Enough is enough. The Liberal Democrats exist to create a fairer society. That has to include a fairer voting system.
Join us ➜ <[link removed]>Britain’s voting system is just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve got a plan to make our politics better for everyone:
- Give 16- and 17-year olds the right to vote in all elections and referendums.
- Protect the existing rights of all EU citizens in the UK to stand and vote in Local Elections.
- Scrap Conservative plans to require voters to bring identification with them to vote.
- Enable Parliament, rather than the Queen-in-Council, to approve when parliament is prorogued and for how long.
- Ensure that a new Prime Minister, and their programme for government, must win a confidence vote of MPs.
You can help make this happen John. If, like us, you want better for our society and our politics, join our growing movement today:
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MP for North East Fife
Liberal DemocratsHelp choose the next leader of the Liberal Democrats, John.This summer, Liberal Democrat members will be electing a new leader.
And we want you to be part of it.
Every member gets an equal say in choosing who they want to lead our party. To get your vote, all you need to do is join the Liberal Democrats by midnight on Thursday 9th July.
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