Electoral reform – the other constitutional issue

The EU referendum is all but over now but every vote counts so, if you haven’t voted yet, it’s still worth voting before the polls close at 10.00 p.m. this evening.

How unlike our general elections, where our votes are worthless except for those lucky enough to live in one of the few marginal constituencies and, even then, only for those who feel able to vote for one of the two, or occasionally three, candidates who have a genuine chance of winning.

If you campaigned in the EU referendum, it may have been your first experience of political campaigning because you felt strongly about a major constitutional issue.
Electoral reform is the other major constitutional issue because, without it, we don’t get the Parliament and Government we voted for. For example, the present Conservative Government was elected in 2015 by only 36.9% of the voters and the most recent Labour Government was elected in 2005 by only 35.2%.

If you are an experienced party campaigner, you probably found yourself with some unusual allies as both the major parties were divided on the EU. So it is also with electoral reform, so discuss electoral reform with your new colleagues (and perhaps even friends) and see whether you can work together on this as well.

Electoral reform is the only way for voters to take real control.

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