Petition Request a Royal Commission to review Parliamentary and electoral systems of U.K.
Brexit chaos has highlighted that our electoral system is not fit for purpose. Huge amounts of electorate do not feel represented. From First Past the Post vs Prop Repres to selection of candidates and ‘life qualifications’ to ‘none of the above’ with repercussions rather than spoiling ballot paper.
I ran None of the Above petition and many asked why not spoil paper. It seems disrespectful to our democracy. What’s wrong with option for None of the Above and if won, move to re-open nominations so constituency can remove a sitting MP.
Another point was to move to mandatory voting - could be with NoTA?
Procedures re resignations and by-elections need review.
Parl procedures seem so out of date.
In order to heal UK from Brexit division people need to feel confident in democratic processes.
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