A great result from a radical democratic strategy


DoddsThe approach that lies behind the blog I wrote yesterday explaining that I would have voted for Jane Dodds if I lived in the Brecon and Radnorshire constituency and that my view is that smaller political parties need to adopt a radical approach has clearly resonated with some other people. The heavy defeat of the Conservative Party is obviously partly a reflection of their decision to re-select a candidate who had already had a vote of no confidence from over 10% of his constituents. However it is also partly a reflection of the lack of confidence in the Party as a whole and partly a reflection of people willing to vote in a tactical manner. Indeed the near loss of the deposit for the Labour  Party should send a clear message to them too. Many of us lack confidence in that party and indeed I personally would welcome some form of national approach that brought together the Lib Dems, Greens, Plaid Cymru and the SNP to find some common ground which sets out to call for us to remain in the EU and achieve greater economic opportunities than the promises on the table from the Eurosceptic Tories. As we prepare for a General Election there is very little time to work out a collaborative approach, but it seems as if a new way of doing politics would be a good thing for our nation. I would personally encourage them to extend their collaborative door to genuine Independent candidates who are willing to demonstrate what their priorities and interests are that go beyond the knowledge that most people have of the members of any of our political parties. Indeed a number of smaller parties signed up to the collaboration in Brecon and Radnorshire so there is clearly a desire from a wider group than the three parties on the image above. I hope that when we are next faced with a General Election that the concept of a two party contest is destroyed once and for all!

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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