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#SaveOurDemocracy

  • Parliament Square, Westminster, London (map)

Join us in Parliament Square for this national demonstration and action summit to demand and plan the end of our rigged, undemocratic voting system - co-hosted with Unlock Democracy.

Until everyone has a vote that counts, until seats match votes, and until governments represent the majority instead of a minority, the UK cannot be said to have real democracy.

Yet First Past the Post denies all of three of these things. In the recent General Election more than 68% of votes were wasted; seats in parliament did not even reflect the votes cast; and we are set to be governed on the basis of a deal between the Conservatives and DUP - who received just 43% of the vote between them. We need Proportional Representation!

Speakers will include: 

  • Alexandra Runswick, Director, Unlock Democracy
  • Ed Straw, writer and former government consultant
  • Freddy Vachha, London Regional Chairman for UKIP
  • Graham Allen, former Labour MP for Nottingham
  • Howard Beckett, Assistant General Secretary, Unite
  • Jonathan Reynolds, Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde
  • Jon Walsh, Chair, Electoral Reform Society
  • Marianne Overton, Leader of the LGA Independent Group
  • Neal Lawson, Chair, Compass
  • Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner
  • Ruby Lott-Lavigna, journalist and 50:50 Parliament ambassador
  • Sal Brinton, President, Liberal Democrats
  • Sian Berry, London Assembly Member, Green Party
  • Sophie Walker, Leader, Women's Equality Party
  • Zoe Williams, columnist, journalist, and author

This gathering will be a major demonstration to demand fair votes - with high profile speakers from across the political spectrum. It will also be an action summit - bringing together people from across the UK to form a concrete plan to make 2017 the last General Election held under a broken system; to #SaveOurDemocracy.

Like all of our demonstrations, this will be a positive, family-friendly event. We want this to be the biggest rally for democracy the UK has seen since women won the vote - so please invite everyone you know!

 
Earlier Event: June 13
MVM North London
Later Event: July 8
MVM Taunton