Vote for a Change launches 9th

12:59 am - July 6th 2009

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Vote for Change is a new organisation that’s pulling together a coalition of organisations to campaign for a change in the way we elect our politicians.

For too long now, British politicians have abused their position of power.

In part, that’s been due to the way they’re elected – our system isn’t representative and it’s completely out of date. Changing the system is the only way to make sure this abuse can’t continue.

Did you know that not one MP was elected by a majority of their constituents? How can we have a politics that truly represents the views and interests of the people if the views of the minority hold sway?

We’re supporting Vote for a Change’s campaign for a referendum on reforming the voting system to be held at the same time as the General Election next year. To kick off their campaign, they’re holding a Rally for a Change in London on July 9th at 6.30pm.

There will be music from Billy Bragg and a surprise guest, poetry from Dave Neita and a chance to put some politicians on the spot – including, Jo Swinson MP, Peter Tatchell, Green Party and Gerald Batten MEP as well as a speech from Dave Rowntree (Blur) and Oona King.

For more information and to sign up for five free tickets, email

Everyone can make a difference.

Join their campaign today –

This is from a press release.

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Might be worth correcting that typo, or people might think it’s a Dutch NGO. Or Double Dutch.

How about: “Vote for a Change to launch on Thurs 9th July”.

Shouldn’t be held on the same day as the GE. Campaigns to get across the facts will be swept aside by party campaigning, and any reform plans will be defeated because the Tories will oppose it and therefore many of their supporters will simply vote it down without listening to the facts.

The debate for voting reform does not need to get mixed up in party politics.

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