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.

What would proportional representation look like?

Marcus Cain

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.

Vital venues: Hyde Park Book Club

Marcus Cain

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.

Last past the post

Marcus Cain

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 […]