Rally outside parliament for proportional representation!
May 7th 2016 marks one year since the most disproportionate general election in British history. We are rallying outside parliament to demand a proportional system for electing MPs and an end to the injustice of First Past the Post.
Last May, 7.5 million people (24%) voted for UKIP, the Greens and the Liberal Democrats. Between them they are now represented by only 10 MPs (1.5%).
Meanwhile, the Conservatives got 37% of the vote and 51% of the seats and the SNP got 56 seats for just over 1 million votes.
Millions of people are angry that their votes were wasted and had no effect on the outcome of the election. Millions are angry that they were forced to vote tactically to stop the candidate they disliked the most, rather than for the candidate they wanted to win.
After the election there was a groundswell of support for electoral reform. Half a million people signed petitions to change our voting system and polls consistently show a majority of people support proportional representation.
Join us on May 7th 2016 to demand a fairer voting system with visual stunts and high profile speakers to be confirmed.
Deputy Chairman of UKIP, MEP for the South East of England. UKIP Home Affairs and Justice Spokesman.
Liberal Democrat President, Lib Dem Peer, PPC Watford (2010 & 2005). Cllr Cambs County Council (1993 - 2004).
Active local Councillor, Independent of any National Party. Lincolnshire CC, NKDC, V.Chair of the LGA for England and Wales. Speaks on Exploring Wild Places
17/12/14. 'Rotund Labourite'. Socialist. Labour & Co-operative. Young Labour NC (South West). Once ran for parliament. Terrible at running. Bath City FC fan.
SNP Member of Parliament for Glasgow South. Proud Glaswegian & Southsider. For constituent cases & policy queries email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in democracy, Conservative Party and UK history.
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