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  • Article: Jun 6, 2021
    By Bryan Lewis

    The current balance of powers within the UK revolves around Westminster with its centralising culture exacerbated by the First Past the Post voting system. Governments get unfettered power with a minority of the vote and there is little incentive to form consensus and collaborate with others. The May 2021 elections brought into sharp relief not only the role of the devolved governments, but also those of metro mayors and local leaders as important players in UK territorial politics.

  • Article: Jun 1, 2021

    Pride Month is a time of LGBTQ+ celebration, activism and commemoration.

    Whilst pride marches across the world have been cancelled for a second year due to Coronavirus, Pride Month is an opportunity to take stock of the march towards LGBTQ+ equality in the UK, while acknowledging and continuing to fight for progress.

  • Article: May 29, 2021

    The campaign is growing rapidly and this is a seat with a lot of potential.

    We came a strong second here in 2019. We have lots of local representation and a base of voters we can build on.

    And the reception on the doors has been phenomenal.

    We need you to play your part:

    Come and help

    The biggest way you can make a difference in this campaign is to come to Chesham and Amersham to help by knocking on doors and delivering leaflets.

  • Article: May 26, 2021

    The Conservatives' Environment Bill will fail to protect British nature and our beautiful landscapes.

    We are already living in one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. Our waterways are in a poor condition with just 14% in good condition. More than 40% of native species are in decline.

  • Article: May 26, 2021

    Federal Conference Committee met on 25th May 2021 to consider the feedback from Spring Conference. It was an overflow meeting to deal with the business that could not be considered at the last meeting, which was constricted to facilitate campaigning for the Local Elections.

    We discussed the feedback that we received from Spring Conference. We were very happy with it overall. We had attendees from 26 countries. The average person spent 15 hours at conference. In total, there were over 13,000 votes cast and over 17,500 chat messages. We came within 3% of our record attendance for a Spring Conference.

  • Article: May 25, 2021

    Changing policy by stealth is completely irresponsible.

    Changing policy by stealth is completely irresponsible.

    Matt Hancock should have made clear the changes he was making to guidance in advance and communicated it to the public and local officials.

    He needs to make clear the situation immediately to Parliament.

    Clarification on the new rules in these areas is now needed, not only for residents but for those that would normally travel to the affected areas.

  • Article: May 25, 2021

    Today marks one year since George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was brutally murdered by a police officer on the streets of Minneapolis.

    George's murder - and the wave of protests it sparked - forced us all to confront the racial injustice that Black people face every day.

    George's murder - and the wave of protests it sparked - forced us all to confront the racial injustice that Black people face every day.

  • Article: May 24, 2021

    No amount of tough talk and bluster from the Home Secretary can hide the fact that she has utterly failed to get a grip on the UK's broken immigration system.

    Priti Patel has been talking tough about immigration for ages, while failing miserably to make the system fairer or more effective.

    Years of Home Office failure, coupled with hostile policies and rhetoric from successive Conservative Home Secretaries, have shattered public confidence.

  • Article: May 23, 2021
    By Bryan Lewis

    The unfairness of First Past The Post elections could leave left-of-centre parties out of government for good.

    In the run up to the 6th May local elections, research for the Politics for the Many campaign showed that our "winner-takes-all" voting system meant voters on the left were "in effect being punished for having a choice of parties to vote for". The research showed that in nearly half of wards there was one party on the right (Conservative) standing against three candidates from parties on the "left": Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens. In 85% of wards, there were more "left" parties standing candidates than "right" parties.

  • Article: May 21, 2021
    By Layla Moran

    Sixty six children have died since the outbreak of violence last week.

    We cannot afford yet another return to a status quo which will only lead to more innocent deaths in the future.

    Every death was completely preventable.

    And while a ceasefire is welcome, we cannot return to a status quo.

    We need to take meaningful action now to prevent innocent deaths in the future.