Make Votes Matter urges newly formed Independent Group to push for PR

Make Votes Matter responded to the announcement that MPs have left the Labour Party and the Conservative Party, forming the Independent Group.

Klina Jordan, Co-Chief Executive of Make Votes Matter, said: “Historically, First Past The Post has wiped the floor with new political parties, so it is in the interests of The Independent Group - not to mention that of the voters they hope to attract - to push for Proportional Representation.

“Our outdated electoral system has led to the mess our modern politics finds itself in. If we want to have a stable government, where policies aren’t ripped up every time the House changes seats, parties don’t split, and the electorate doesn’t feel alienated, we urgently need to make seats match votes.” 

Joe Sousek, Co-Chief Executive at Make Votes Matter tells The Independent why the group must push for PR in this article, first published February 21st


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