Comedy legend John Cleese has starred in a newly released animation, features blabbering heads of political party leaders, in which he calls the UK’s democratic system “minority rule”.
Electoral reform activists will descend on Westminster on Tuesday 11th December to lobby Parliamentarians for a change in the way MPs are elected to the House of Commons.
The Labour Party bureaucracy has been accused of trying to kick electoral reform into the long-grass, despite mounting demands from the party membership for an overhaul of Britain’s voting system.
Campaigners have slammed Britain’s First Past the Post voting system after analysis revealed that proposed changes to constituency boundaries will hand the Conservative Party a crushing advantage in general elections.
Hundreds of activists are expected to descend on Birmingham’s Victoria Square this Saturday (21 July) for "Fair Votes Festival" - described as a major demonstration for electoral reform.
Fewer than one in three adults believe British democracy is worth celebrating, a Make Votes Matter poll has revealed.
I agree with David Lipsey (Letters, 26 June) that Bruce Grocott’s bill calling for an end to the automatic replacement of hereditary peers when they die or retire is a good one. However, his suggestion that an upper chamber elected by proportional representation would force the lower house to go over to a more proportional system too has not been the experience in Australia.
The renowned left-wing economist and Corbyn-supporter Yanis Varoufakis has slammed Labour’s position on electoral reform as “contemptible”.
The UK’s electoral system is an “open invitation to malicious influencers” because of its fixation with marginal constituencies, proportional representation campaigners warn.