Action now, not in five years
The system is broken. People waiting for NHS services like Sandra can't wait. Take action now, contact Labour's leaders and tell them to put proportional representation in their next manifesto.
In an emergency, people like Sandra face an average wait of over 5 hours in A&E and more than an hour for an ambulance. 1 in 10 people are currently waiting for treatment including for serious conditions like cancer. People are dying waiting for treatment or waiting for ambulances.
Our outdated voting system keeps the Tories in power with a minority of votes. You and the Labour Party have a chance now to make a change for Sandra.
Sandra can't wait
Tell Labour's leaders - Keir Starmer, Party Leader; Angela Rayner, Deputy Leader; Anneliese Dodds, Chair of the Party - to put fairer proportional voting for UK elections in the next Labour Party manifesto.
The first step in this campaign was successful. Labour's Conference voted in September to support PR, the largest trade unions already back it, so Labour's leaders now just have to honour the vote.
Tell them Sandra can't wait.
This isn't about party rule change 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.
Sandra 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.
A better voting system means Labour is likely to be in government more often and in a position to help people like Hassan. 80% of Labour members back a fairer voting system as does Britain’s largest trade union. Labour Party policy must now change to support a fairer voting system.
Why contact Labour's leaders?
Labour Conference in September 2022 voted overwhelmingly to support PR for House of Commons elections, the vote was supported by the majority of Labour members and the biggest trade unions. Labour's leadership have a huge role in deciding whether to honour this vote to make PR a reality. The policy still needs the leadership, Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Policy Forum to agree to put it in the next manifesto. They need to hear the strength of feeling about this. They need to hear from you.
Keir Starmer is the Leader of the Labour Party, Angela Rayner is the Deputy Leader, Anneliese Dodds is the Chair of the Labour Party.
What is Proportional Representation?
Proportional Representation is a fairer system of voting during elections where the number of parliamentary seats each party wins aligns closely with the number of votes that party receives. It allows voters to rank candidates by preference, meaning that you can always vote for who you want without fear of your vote being ‘wasted’. It also makes electoral pacts between parties unnecessary. This system is used in almost every healthy democracy around the world.