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Voting Reform We want an electoral system based on Proportional Representation, as Scotland and most other democracies use.  This means every vote counts, you get a representative who actually represents you and the results reflect the way the nation voted. An elected House of Lords.  All parties signed up to a 80% or 100% elected […]

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Council by-election success in NW

by Geoff Abell on 17 November, 2017

 MP-turned-councillor John Pugh Excellent news from a council byelection here in the North West – with  a Lib Dem gain from the Conservatives for Dukes ward on Sefton council. Our new councillor, John Pugh, was MP for Southport up until the snap election in June when he stood down after 16 years in Parliament.  He […]

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Opposition

by Geoff Abell on 27 April, 2017

Photo copyright: Independent newspaper Mrs May has called an election. Why? Principally because her view (in this case on Brexit), she thinks, is the only game in town. Really because the opposition are…. opposing her. She may well find that other subjects and other opinions are equally important.  E.g. funding of the NHS, not controlling […]

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