On 2nd November, Liberal Democrats for Electoral Reform (LDER) invited members to join Wendy Chamberlain MP and Lord Paul Tyler CBE in conversation on how to make the next General Election the last to be foundt under the undemocratic first past the post system.
Wendy Chamberlain is a Liberal Democrat MP, President of LDER, and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Electoral Reform. Lord Paul Tyler, a life-long advocate for democratic reform, addressed the meeting on the eve of his final speech in the House Lords, having taken the decision to retire ("the House of Lords is a place of many anachronisms, and I wouldn't like to risk becoming one of them").
As Lib Dem members our involvement in cross-party campaign efforts is all to the good. I encourage any who are not yet active in these groups to sign up today! But I believe that we also need to campaign for electoral reformas Liberal Democrats.Why?
On 12th October 2021 Liberal Democrats for Electoral Reform held a panel event about why equal votes and diversity go hand-in-hand. The online event featured Cllr Hina Bokhari AM and Lord Paul Tyler (bios below). It included a discussion on key questions like "will equal votes be likely to improve the diversity of representation in Parliament?", "what can we do as equal votes campaigners to reach out to new, diverse communities?" and "where next for the campaign?".
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