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

It’s time for party leaders to act and reform England and Wales’ creacking electoral system.

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England’s voting system is bust. Millions of votes are cast aside, while people feel forced to vote for a ‘lesser evil’ and parties are handed huge, unwarranted majorities.

We demand a change in the voting system for local elections in England and Wales – so that results reflect how people actually vote.

Northern Ireland has used a fair and proportional system for local elections for decades – and in 2007 Scotland joined them. Wales will soon be giving 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.

We call on party leaders to back real reform. 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.