15 Feb: An Evening with Make Votes Matter

15 Feb: An Evening with Make Votes Matter

On 15th February, we have a speaker from Make Votes Matter, on Zoom, to tell us about their campaign to improve democracy in the UK by encouraging proportional representation (PR). Such reform will be an essential part of restoring sanity to UK politics in general and our relationship with Europe in particular.

Starts 8pm. “Doors open” at 7:30.

Make Votes Matter (MVM) is the national movement for proportional representation in the UK, whose aim is to achieve PR in the House of Commons within years, not decades.

Danny Abrahams is an MVM volunteer, engaged in cross-party speaking to groups , organisations and local political parties. The aim is to raise awareness of PR, including its huge benefits, as well as highlighting what a broken and undemocratic voting system we currently have in first-past-the-post (FPTP).

The UK is in crisis , with its approach to the pandemic, economic inequality, climate deteriorating and its relationship with Europe in the balance; all having their roots caused or exacerbated, MVM believes, by a political system that is unresponsive and ineffective because of the undemocratic FPTP electoral system.

Find out more about their campaign at https://www.makevotesmatter.org.uk/.

If you want to be part of the conversation then please email info@somersetloveseurope.org.uk  and we will send you a Zoom link.

2 thoughts on “15 Feb: An Evening with Make Votes Matter”

  1. I subscribe to Make Votes Matter and celebrate the success of the campaign. However I have a caveat: In sone ways the sequencing isxthe wrong way round:
    If we don’t get the Tories out of power, PR and yhe electoral reforms we desire will NOT happen…
    Therefore it is IMPERATIVE that we campaign NOW for progressive electoral alliance. Otherwise our success is very unlikely.

    1. Steve,
      I absolutely agree. That is going to be one of my questions tonight: how do we persuade Labour, Lib Dem and Greens to work together to make this happen? Unite to Remain (U2R) in December 2019 was a start, but not nearly enough.
      That’s given me an idea for a future event: a panel discussion between local politicians …

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