It’s time the Conservatives stopped taking us for granted
Opposition to our current chaotic Government is fragmented. Under our broken voting system, the largest party in each constituency wins, and all other votes are ignored. With an inbuilt advantage for the Conservatives, this reckless Government will limp from crisis to crisis until those of us who want something better work together.
During the 2019 election 1 million votes put the following number of MP's into Parliament:
1 million votes cast = 26 Conservative MPs
1 million votes cast = 20 Labour MPs
1 million votes cast = 3 Lib Dem MPs
1 million votes cast = 1 Green MP
Our voting system was developed in the days of just two parties. But it is no longer fit for purpose in today’s multi-party world. It gives 100% of the power to the party with the most votes, even if that’s less than half - it usually is. Some MPs are voted in on as little as 30%. Safe seats breed unaccountability. Incumbants often feel entitled to their power and often use it to benefit their supporters rather than their constituents.
It's time to rebuild trust. That is why we need a change from the Conservative party in the Totnes & South Devon constituency.
Collapse of Integrity
Lying, corruption and disregard for the law has become normalised. The UK’s reputation abroad is being trashed, our democratic institutions diminished.
The mini budget sent debt spiralling, exports have collapsed and taxes for the super wealthy continue to be cut. Our farmers are threatened with cheap imports and £ billions have been wasted.
Not doing enough for the environment
Failing dismally to tackle climate change and end our dangerous reliance on oil giants. Instead of restoring nature, the Conservative party merely aims to ‘halt the decline’. Just not enough!