The government aren’t listening – make your voices heard on 5th February

Author:
Jon Narcross, Communications Officer

Posted on the 28th January 2022

Join the Elections Bill Rally in Parliament Square.

The passing of the government’s Election Bill through the House of Commons last week was a huge blow to democracy.

It now heads to the Lords, with peers now leading the legislative fight to stop some of the worst elements of the bill making it onto the statute books.

Make no mistake, if the Elections Bill passes into law, it will fundamentally destabilise our democracy and rig the system in the favour of the Government of the day.

From the bill’s plans for mandatory photo ID at polling stations which will make it harder for millions of people to vote, to the undemocratic imposition of First Past the Post for elections for Mayors Police and Crime Commissioners – this bill would undermine our democracy and take power out of the hands of voters and give it instead to ministers and politicians.

We can’t let this happen.

That’s why democracy campaigners are speaking up.

On Saturday 5 February Make Votes Matter and other democracy sector organisations are staging a rally against the Elections Bill – speaking up to defend our democracy.

Speakers include:

  • Former Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP
  • Lib Dem Education Spokesperson Munira Wilson MP
  • Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Fleur Anderson MP
  • Director of Unlock Democracy Tom Brake
  • Green Party London Assembly Member Zack Polanski AM
  • Best for Britain CEO Naomi Smith and more…

Why not head to Parliament Square yourself and show them and this cause some support? It’s time to make your voice heard.

RSVP for the London rally in Parliament Square

There will also be a rally in St Peter’s Square in Manchester to protest against the Elections Bill.

RSVP for Manchester rally in St Peter's Square

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