Petition

Tell Labour, Lib Dems and Greens to work together at the next election

Action now, not in five years

The system is broken. Victims of crime like Carole can't wait. Take action now, sign the petition calling on the leaders of Labour, the Lib Dems and the Greens to work together at the next election.

Since 2010, half of all police stations have closed and there are 8,000 fewer police officers. Last year only 1 in every 20 of violent crimes resulted in someone being charged and sexual offences reached a record high. Many, like Carole, no longer feel safe in their neighbourhood and in their home.

Our outdated voting system keeps the Tories in power with a minority of votes. While consistently, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and Green Party get a bigger combined number of votes at elections.

Carole can't wait

Tell Opposition Party leaders to cooperate with each other to make sure there is a change of government at the next election. 

Tell them Carole can't wait.

This isn't about political process or scoring political points. This is about the people who are being failed right now. This is about electing a government that actually matches what people vote for, and one that helps people in need. This is about people, not politics.

Carole can't wait another five years for the election after next.

Why must change happen now?

Without a change of government, it could be too late to save our NHS after another five years. If the share of seats matched the share of votes they received, the Conservatives would have only won 2 of the last 21 elections. Even Margaret Thatcher would have failed to secure a majority.

Right-wing parties worked together to win the last two elections with around 40% of the vote but getting 56% of the seats. Opposition parties would be wise to beat them at their own game. Latest constituency-level polling shows that by cooperating in just 100 out of 650 constituencies, Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Greens combined could lock the Tories out of power and help people like Hassan.

Why do opposition parties need to work together?

The current outdated voting system means that the Conservative Party benefits from other right-wing parties standing down for them, but people who want to vote against this government remain split between three parties in England. In this unfair system, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and Green Party need to beat the government at their own game. They need to work together for one election to win. If they then make the voting system more fair, they will never need to again.

Why petition the leaders of Labour, Lib Dems and Greens?

The majority of the constituencies where electoral pacts would make the difference between the Conservative party winning or losing are located in England. So it is the opposition parties located in that nation - Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party of England & Wales - that have to be convinced to work together. 

The Petition: To the Leaders of Labour, Lib Dems and the Green Party

(Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party; Ed Davey, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and; Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay, the Co-Leaders of the Green Party of England & Wales)

The last twelve years of Conservative government have been catastrophic for our economy, our NHS and other vital public services.

While more and more people are being pushed into poverty and millions are struggling with a cost of living crisis, the Conservative Government has wasted an estimated £64billion of public money while awarding lucrative public contracts to Tory party insiders, donors and contacts.

They have personally broken the law themselves. But our outdated voting system keeps the Conservatives in power with a minority of votes. If the share of seats matched the share of votes they received, the Conservatives would have only won 2 of the last 21 elections.

Even Margaret Thatcher would have failed to secure a majority. Right-wing parties worked together to win the last two elections. In 2019, with around 40% of the vote they got 56% of the seats.

Opposition parties must beat them at their own game. Consistently, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and Green Party together outpoll the parties of the right. Latest constituency-level polling shows that by cooperating in just 100 out of 650 seats, they can lock the Tories out of power.

To end minority rule in Britain, we are calling on Labour, the Lib Dems and Green Party to work together at the next election.

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