Marcus Cain explores the world of proportional voting, and what can be done to make it a reality in the parliamentary system. There are several ways to make our system more proportional, with each having its advantages and disadvantages.
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 six years, is an active 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.
Marcus Cain looks at the truth behind the UK government’s rejection of the EU’s offer of visa-free travel for musicians and crew. “All this begs the question, why would our government, a Conservative government, let an industry that is our second largest export and worth over £5.8bn a year to the UK economy wither and die?”
Marcus Cain visits the Hyde Park Book Club in Leeds, one of many venues impacted by the pandemic. He speaks to HPBC’s owner Jack about his work keeping the venue alive in such extraordinary times, along with a local performer.
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.
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 […]