Join us for a lively discussion exploring how the current voting system disadvantages minorities, and what can be done to improve that.
Prominent speakers include journalist Gary Younge (The Guardian), Dr Wanda Wyporska (Executive Director Equality Trust), Comr Olalekan Odedeyi (grassroots activist and founding member of Tees Valley Labour BME forum) and Justina Cruickshank (Vice-Chair of the Electoral Reform Society and member of the LCER executive committee).
Together with Make Votes Matter, our panel will help us consider:
What's the problem with the current ‘First Past the Post’ voting system?
Does the manner of political debate resonate with people from minorities? If not, what puts people off?
How can we empower Black communities to increase their political voice? Would a Proportional Representation (PR) system help achieve this?
Does PR give extremists more political power - what are the facts?