Politicians are supposed to represent the people. But we have a government that the majority of the country didn't vote for. 56.4% of voters in 2019 backed parties other than the Conservatives.
Our decaying electoral system shuts out too many from our democracy. This isn't about political point-scoring. It's about making sure everyone's voice is heard. We're fighting for a better way - will you add your voice to ours?
The government's Elections Bill is back in the House of Commons despite the opposition against their plans growing from all sides of the chamber.
The bill has faced fierce opposition from campaigners, academics and civil society groups and the Electoral Reform Society have been amongst those leading the campaign against this dangerous legislation.
You may remember, last November, taking part in a survey on members' views on Brexitand the party's campaigning on the future of UK-EU relations. Thanks to everyone who participated - 6,500 members, more than any previous survey of this type - and thanks to Greg Foster and Dan Schmeising at party HQ who organised it on behalf of the Federal Policy Committee. This article gives you the results.
In 2021 we achieved something we've not achieved since 1993: winning two Parliamentary by-elections in the same year off the Conservatives. We start this new year with a larger Parliamentary Party than any of us would have dared dream of a year ago. (A winning run that has continued with the first council by-election of this year too - congratulations to now councillor Andrew Dunkin who won a seat from Labour from third place.)
The Boundary Commission for England proposed new boundaries for Parliamentary constituencies which they published last year and invited comments from interested parties. You can see a map of their proposals for the West Midlands here: https://www.bcereviews.org.uk/node/6490
By entering your postcode, you can narrow it down to your area.
Tom Brake is a former Liberal Democrat MP who is now director of Unlock Democracy. He is very concerned about aspects of the Government's elections bill that would require voters to produce photo ID at polling stations before being allowed to vote.
Mr Brake has, with representatives from Open Britain and Fair Vote UK, written to all the Conservative MPs who voted against the current Covid restrictions and especially the so called Covid passports.