Time: July 6, 2019 from 10am to 3pm
Location: Crouch End & Wood Green
Street: Hornsey Town Hall
City/Town: Crouch End, London
Website or Map: http:///www.google.co.uk/maps…
Phone: 07763 334128
Event Tag: demand democracy
Posted By: K. E. Hubbard
Latest Activity: Jun 28, 2019
HARINGEY RESIDENTS JOIN CALL TO “MAKE VOTES MATTER”
• Residents of Haringey are taking part in a national day of action to demand Proportional Representation on Saturday 6 July 2019.
• “Demand Democracy Day” - organised by campaign group Make Votes Matter - will span more than 70 locations from Bristol to Burnley. It comes in the wake of growing frustration among voters about the state of British politics.
• Campaigners say the UK’s “undemocratic” First Past the Post voting system makes a mockery of fair representation - and will be encouraging the public to sign a petition calling on local MP Catherine West to support a move to Proportional Representation.
• A street stall where residents can sign the petition and add their voice to ever-growing calls for Proportional Representation is being held at Hornsey Town Hall & Spouters Corner, Wood Green. Photographers are invited to attend a photo opportunity between 11.30 & 1.00pm
Local residents will join hundreds of people across the UK to call for an overhaul of the voting system on Saturday 6 July. Campaigners will run street stalls in Crouch End & Wood Green with a petition to all MPs not already signed up for it calling for a form of Proportional Representation.
The street stall is one of around 100 being held across the UK - from Ramsgate to Belfast - in what is set to be one of the largest mobilisations for Proportional Representation in recent history.
According to Make Votes Matter, the current voting system denies millions of people a voice in Parliament, forces millions more to vote tactically, and distorts the will of the British people. They point out that the Conservatives and DUP share a majority of seats in the House of Commons, despite receiving just 43 per cent of the vote in 2017.
Keith Hubbard, who is taking part in the action, said:
Society is far too diverse these days for a two party system to be viable.
First Past the Post is unrepresentative and allows self interested factions within parties to dictate to the rest of the country.
P.R is fairer to all members of society whatever their personal or political persuasions.
Emma Knaggs, Grassroots Leader at Make Votes Matter, added:
“British democracy is in desperate need of radical overhaul so that our Parliament reflects the people and how they voted. And that’s what Make Votes Matter campaigners in towns and cities across the UK will be making a noise about this Demand Democracy Day on Saturday 6th July.
“The way to achieve this is through a system of Proportional Representation so that if a party gets 20 per cent of the votes, they win 20 per cent of the seats. Most developed countries already take this for granted, but in the UK we’re still lagging behind with an antiquated system which completely distorts the will of the people. It’s time we caught up with the rest of the developed world by switching to a form of Proportional Representation.”
If you want to help campaign for a fairer voting system, join us at Wood Green between 10.00am & 1.00pm or 11.00am & 3.00pm in Crouch End on Saturday the 6th July 2019.
• Make Votes Matter is the cross-party movement for Proportional Representation in the House of Commons.
• The petition to local MPs can be signed online.
• The Alternative Vote - on which the UK had a referendum in 2011 - is not a form of PR. On 29 October 2010, Parliament voted against offering voters any form of PR in that referendum.
Thanks so much for your support!
The team at Make Votes Matter
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