Letter: Time our votes mattered

Date published: 12 February 2018

Dear Editor,

With the May local government elections already so clearly in the air locally it is superb to see the Electoral Reform Society confirm that our Member of Parliament Tony Lloyd is in favour of Electoral Reform.

There is support for proportional representation right across the political spectrum. It is time our out of date electoral system was reformed.

In six of the last 12 elections, at least half of the people who voted ended up being represented by someone they didn't vote for.

The UK voting system is broken between 1931 and 2010, no UK general election produced a government with majority support.

A proportional voting system would protect the United Kingdom from being ruled by a minority.

It is time for a fairer more representative form of electing our decision makers.

Concerned readers can find out more about the campaign to make our votes matter at:


Andrew Wastling

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