Marcus Cain examines the movement for electoral reform throughout the Labour party. With groups like Make Votes Matter and Unlock Democracy pushing for for a more representative system, momentum may be changing within the party.
Author: Marcus Cain
Marcus currently lives in Leeds and is originally from the East Midlands. He has worked as a freelance musician for the past five years and currently works for the NHS. He is an active campaigner pro-EU and pro-democracy campaigner and a member of the Green Party, with a particular interest in arts and culture, electoral reform and environmental issues.
The UK’s voting system, like many other elements of its democracy, is stuck well and truly in the past. The first past the post (FPTP) system currently used in Westminster and local council elections in England is profoundly undemocratic and the calls for it to be reformed and updated are growing louder and louder by […]
On Monday 4 May, Australian company AMP Capital submitted their planning application to Leeds City Council which, if approved, would allow them to more than double the passenger capacity of the airport and reduce restrictions on the times of day planes are allowed to take off and land. In March 2019, Leeds City Council followed […]