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The Peoples Lobby for Proportional Representation

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The Peoples Lobby for Proportional Representation

Time: December 11, 2018 from 12am to 5pm
Location: The Houses of Parliament
Street: Portcullis House
City/Town: Westminster
Website or Map: http://www.makevotesmatter.or…
Phone: team@makevotesmatter.org.uk
Event Tag: mass parliamentary lobby
Posted By: K. E. Hubbard
Latest Activity: Dec 16, 2018

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Event Description

a Mass Lobby of local MPs takes place in Westminster on 11th December 2018.

Organised by Make Votes Matter it enables people both local and nationally to lobby their MPs to support Proportional Representation.

If anyone wishes to attend please contact  team@makevotesmatter.org.uk

Te main event takes place in Portcullis House.

Full Guidance will be given at the event so do not be nervous about it.

David Lammy, Tulip Siddiq and Bambos Charalambous locally are already on-side.  We need all the others of all parties. This is a non-denominational movement. Join us and become part of the on-going revolution we are going through.

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Comment by Neil on November 30, 2018 at 15:10

Proportional Representation has a poor record around the world for producing good governments which achieve worthwhile results and don't get bogged down in endless negotiations between all the big and small parties that get elected. The arrangements often collapse and lead to more elections. Italy has had chaotic governments for over 60 years because it has Proportional Representation.  

I like the present system in the UK which has worked well for so long to make the UK a vibrant and successful society and economy. It has produced good Labour and Conservative governments and even a successful coalition with the Lib Dems uniting with the Conservatives to make good progress during its term. 

I notice the three Labour MPs mentioned above all oppose the result of the last peoples' vote where a large majority of nearly a million and a half people voted to leave the failing EU. These MPs support giving more electoral power to foreign politicians in Brussels rather than to local people in this country. 

Comment by K. E. Hubbard on December 16, 2018 at 22:29

Whilst I agree with you about the undemocratic attitudes to the Brexit vote I cannot agree with you on FPTP giving good government.

You just have to look at the current situation. 58% don't want Conservatives & 60% don't want Labour yet both feel entitled to rule. It is reasonable to argue that this has led directly to the current situation, with no party feeling able to co-operate with another.

One Haringey MP is convinced that a 35% vote would give a legitimate (Labour) Govt. This giving them an entitlement to tell all of us what to do basically.

The present system is all too obviously not working. Countries with PR tend to be very stable with better representation from across their society.

There are problems, largely, as here, with politicians spending more time talking to themselves rather than the electorate.

Italy has long been the butt of jokes but when I was younger I could not hep but notice that when the Trade Figures/GDP or whatever where announced they where usually better than ours! 

Countries with PR tend to have more stable governments with a wider proportion of women representatives and a wider spread across society.

No system is perfect and FPTP is fine in a basically two party system but in todays diverse climate it just cannot cope any more.

The Conservative/Liberal coalition was considered successful by many of its participants and is proof of the need for a change in the system.

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