If 2018 has shown us anything, it’s that the debates over the state of our democracy are as crucial as ever.
From the Cambridge Analytica scandal to the controversial ID trials at the local elections, the question of how the voices of voters are heard, used and interpreted by the powerful has been centre-stage.
Here are five New Year’s resolutions ministers should be signing up to so that in 2019 voters’ voices are heard.
Fix Westminster’s broken voting system
Westminster’s voting system is well and truly broken. The 2017 General Election showed that for a third time in a row, the voting system failed to do the one thing it promised – produce a single party government with a workable majority.
Yet we still all paid the price of a House of Commons where the strengths of the parties don’t match their popular support.
It’s no surprise the politicians used to being handed power on a plate by the electoral system aren’t the best at negotiating their way out of the Brexit deadlock.
But the system does not have to be this way. Voters in Scotland, Wales, London and Northern Ireland all use proportional voting systems.
This is how we shake up the system and make politicians flight for our votes.
Sign our petition to make seat match votes