Sunday, 28 January 2018

Hunger strike for electoral reform

It's been done before methinks. 100 years ago actions by the Suffragettes brought women the vote.

"On 6th February 1918 the Representation of the People Act passed into law, extending voting rights to some women and all men over 21 for the first time. Until then, around 70% of the adult population were not allowed to vote." 

Make Votes Matter have organised a hunger strike on the 6th February with a vigil on Parliament Square. I'll be there supporting the action throughout.

100 years ago the green shoots of democracy were seen in the UK. It is time that votes really start to matter and we join the majority of the western world by bringing in proportional representation.

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