First Past the Post's third strike

The way MPs are elected to Westminster is broken beyond repair. Unlike in most advanced democracies, the one-person-takes-all system at Westminster means that at the last election, millions of voters felt forced to hold their nose at the ballot box and opt for a second or third choice party. Meanwhile, 68% of votes failed to count towards the result, with voters left ignored in the hundreds of ‘safe seats’ across the UK. Westminster is almost alone in the out-dated way MPs are elected. There’s a better way.
 
It’s time to make our voices heard. Sign our petition to introduce a fairer, more proportional system to elect MPs.

Petition text:

Our voting system fails at the basic task of representing voters.

This is the third election in a row where Westminster’s voting system has failed to do what it says on the tin – produce ‘strong and stable’ government.

This is a massive wake-up call -  voters no longer deliver hefty majorities for the main parties. With hugely different party results in the different nations of the UK, voters have hit the brick wall that is a broken electoral system.

We want a fairer, more proportional voting system which ensures that seats in Parliament match the way people vote. This would make sure people’s choices were fairly reflected in Parliament, and would allow everyone to vote for someone they believe in.

2017 should be the last election where voters have to 'hold their nose' and vote for the least worse option. It’s time for a fair voting system. 

We call on all the party leaders to make voting reform a reality in this Parliament.

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