No more one-party councils: We demand a fair voting system for local elections

In a true democracy, election results should be determined by how people vote. Instead, England and Wales’ broken voting system hands parties unchecked power. Local councils are broken, with the current political system totally failing to represent the public.

The Welsh Parliament has voted to let councils scrap first past the post, but voters in England are being left behind.

It’s time for fair, proportional voting system, where those in the corridors of power actually reflect how we vote.

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Northern Ireland has used a fair and proportional system for local elections for decades – and in 2007 Scotland joined them. Wales has given councils the right to choose. Now it's time England caught up.

It’s time for a proportional system where no one has to ‘hold their nose’ at the ballot box, and where there is healthy competition – rather than a politics of ‘one-party states’ and uncontested fiefdoms.

Britain deserves a democracy where votes aren’t thrown on the electoral scrapheap – but where there is real choice and where our voices are always heard.