Fair Votes

Transforming Yorkshire supports a fair voting system.

The current first past the post system used in most UK elections can often result in a situation where the composition of parliament does not reflect the votes cast by the electorate. As stated in our recent news article: “There are issues with this system as smaller parties find it difficult to win sufficient votes in single constituencies to gain reasonable, or in some cases, any representation; even though they may have a considerable proportion of the votes at a national or regional level. This can lead to large blocks of the country apparently only ever voting for one party which results in political polarization, disinterest in the political system and even minority governments.”

We believe that the political system in the UK is currently broken and that the electoral system has contributed to this by creating a polarized political situation where a duopoly of the two major parties is in control. Neither party displays competence, leadership or capability but challenger parties are precluded from playing a proper role as it is impossible for them to achieve meaningful representation.

We will be campaigning to change the electoral system and supporting facilities to ensure that those that seek to govern us are elected to office in a fair, democratic manner and that they truly represent those who voted for them.

This will be a complex and difficult process so it will take time but there are many others with similar objectives, so we are confident that together we can make a real difference and help the country rescue our democracy and create a system of government fit for today.

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