Medway Greens in Strood supporting Demand Democracy Day

bdrLocal Green Party members were in Strood Town Centre on Saturday 30th June supporting “Demand Democracy Day”[1] arranged by the campaign group “Make Votes Matter”. Make Vote Matters had arranged the national day of action as part of their cross party campaign for a change in the voting system from the current First Past the Post system to Proportional Representation. Proportional Representation is any voting system in which the share of seats a party wins matches the share of votes it receives.

Marilyn Stone who organised the local event said:

“It was great to be able to chat to passers-by about the issues with our current voting system and why it needs to change. The most striking problem with the current system is that a political party can win power on a very small percentage of votes, leaving the vast majority of people without a voice”.

Medway Green Party had also brought along a petition for electoral reform in Council elections which they plan to grow during the campaign period before the May 2019 elections.

Clive Gregory, Green campaigner, said:

“Recent developments, particularly those affecting those living on the Hoo Peninsula, show that the Council is not and has no intention of listening to the vast majority of local opinion. It’s time all local people were represented and not just those who favour the dominating party”.

[1] https://www.makevotesmatter.org.uk/news/demand-democracy-day

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