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Democratic Deficit

To Members of Parliament:

We call on you to recognise the unproportional results of yesterday's election. We have a democratic deficit within Britain that needs to be urgently addressed. We urge you to implement a voting reform review which looks at alternatives, voting age and the process of registration as one of the first acts of parliament.

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Recent signers

Many of us have woken up this morning in a state of shock. Opinion polls predicted a very different election result -- but the reason the polls misjudged this so severely is because we have an electoral system that simply isn't fit for purpose.

The first past the post system is designed for two-party politics. But that’s just not on our landscape any more. Over 1 million voted for the Green Party and got just one seat and whether you agree with them or not, UKIP also suffered from this yawning democratic deficit.

With 1 in 3 people not bothering to vote, we need to reconnect politics back to the people. Let’s end the era of ‘wasted votes’ and create a system where every voice in Britain matters. Let’s call on all our MPs to fight for an electoral review as soon as parliament reconvenes. Sign now.
 

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