Tag Archives: Proportional Representation

Well done Unite – sad it didn’t happen last month!


So thank goodness the 80% support from Labour Party members has finally persuaded the Unite Trade Union to endorse a Proportional Representation approach for the future. The information is available here. Let us hope that in the very near future … Continue reading

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Proportional Representation is needed for the UK


I had the privilege of meeting Tony Blair on a couple of occasions and I also met some of his Ministers during my time working for Churches Together in Sussex and coordinating the Hope08 campaign across the UK. My meetings … Continue reading

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Proportional Representation is vital Labour


As the Conference in Brighton and Hove which is part of Sussex closes down and the Labour MPs and the party members return to their own locations the Sussex area like many other parts of the UK is left wondering … Continue reading

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While in Sussex this week, visit some foodbanks


To all members of the Labour Party, we are delighted to welcome you to Brighton and Hove for your annual conference over the next few days. It would be fantastic for the whole of Sussex to benefit from Labour MPs … Continue reading

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Proportional Representation is an issue our nation needs


A few days ago there was a piece in one of the Labour internal news pieces that presented the fact that 83% of the members of the Labour Party are now convinced that Proportional Representation is what our nation needs … Continue reading

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Sussex can benefit from this call by Caroline, Layla and Clive


Yesterday in the Guardian, this article appeared with a call from these three MPs for their parties to start to work together much more effectively in elections and in other settings. Inevitably there are many people in all three of … Continue reading

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Sussex MPs must get together – for a proportional approach


On a number of occasions in this blog and even in my Argus Column I have written that Sussex MPs need to work together, alongside the leaders of Councils and indeed the people who manage our community settings and beyond … Continue reading

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Its the day before the night before Christmas


Tomorrow is the night before Christmas which reminds some of us of a poem that describes a family settling down to rest throughout their home before there is a clatter on the lawn and St Nicholas arrives bringing some wonderful … Continue reading

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A strong case to demolish FPTP


On Monday the House of Commons debated Proportional Representation, as a result of a petition which I signed and which was started by a fellow Sussex resident, Tim Ivorson who lives in the Crawley area, whose MP, Henry Smith spoke … Continue reading

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A democratically illiterate Government


I have written previously about the need for a different form of electoral system, made acute in the context of Mays General Election where Sussex elected 14 Conservative MPs, one Green and one Labour MP, yet a proportional result would have … Continue reading

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