Monday 18 May 2015

Farage, Carswell and Evans present fair votes petition to Downing Street

Nigel Farage, Douglas Carswell and Suzanne Evans joined other party leaders and campaigners to present a petition to Downing Street calling for electoral reform.

UKIP received just shy of 3.9m votes in the general election but got just one MP. The SDLP got three MPs elected with less than 100k votes between them. Millions of people have been disenfranchised by the antiquated First Past the Post system which suited Victorian politics but has no legitimacy in today's era of multi-party politics.