We need a radical change at the next General Election


The recent rejection from the Conservative Party of 21 MPs has created something of a challenge and something of an opportunity for our nation. In order to ensure this is a balanced situation there are a number of Labour MPs who are also facing a deselection from their local Constituency Labour Party’s. Across social media this morning there are posts about Hove Peter Kyle and South Shields Emma Lewell-Buck and a few days ago the news was full of reports that once again Margaret Hodge is facing a challenge and if one goes back to July the list shown here was published by the Independent newspaper. Although my personal views are left of the Conservative Party, there are a number of their MPs (or previous MPs) who I would be able to support and there are certainly MPs in the Labour Party who I would not be able to support. My own MP is in the Green Party and she is an excellent MP but if she was a member of a different party or indeed an Independent candidate I would happily vote for her. If I was to vote for the Conservative MPs that I can agree with, they would need to leave the party and so this for me is what we need if the next generation of Governments are to improve our nation. The idea that a party is what matters no longer makes sense for me. What matters is that our candidates need to be credible on a personal level and that their views need to resonate with my idea of what an MP needs to agree with. However no match would ever be 100% in the same sense that no political party is a perfect match with my views and concerns. What would it take for the next General Election to lead to the election of sufficient Independent MPs that our Government becomes dependant on winning their support at every stage of their decision making?

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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