Sunday, 25 April 2010
Vote Green for Democracy
In the 2005 election over 250,000 people voted Green and for their views to have been given proportional weight in Parliament they should have been represented by about 6 Green Party MP's. How can a system which denies a voice to a significant section of the electorate be considered fit for purpose?
Now, in Brighton Pavilion in May, a unique opportunity presents to begin to change things. Whether your normal inclination is Labour, Conservative or Liberal, your single vote is unlikely to play a critical role in the political make-up of the next parliament. Voting for Caroline Lucas on the other hand provides a good chance of electing the first Green MP and so make a contribution towards accurate democratic representation. It also saves one the bore of ploughing through the different manifestos to try to distinguish the difference between them.
Related article: "Can Caroline Lucas change British politics for ever?"