Michael Lilley with Benson at Appley Park April 2024

MICHAEL LILLEY

Parliamentary Candidate

Liberal Democrat branding white text with yellow bird

Isle of Wight East

MICHAEL LILLEY

Michael Lilley with Benson at Appley Park April 2024

Isle of Wight East

Parliamentary Candidate

Liberal Democrat branding white text with yellow bird

MICHAEL LILLEY

Michael Lilley with Benson at Appley Park April 2024

Isle of Wight East

Parliamentary
Candidate

Liberal Democrat branding white text with yellow bird

Fair Deal for Political Reform!

Why we need a Fair Deal for Political Reform
Our political system is broken.

The voting system is unfair and power is too centralised.

Meanwhile, Conservative cronyism, rule-breaking and sleaze has eroded trust in politics. From the disdain of Boris Johnson, to the recklessness of Liz Truss, the Conservatives have taken the British public for granted, and nothing has changed under Rishi Sunak.

Our Fair Deal is about making politics work for everyone again by reforming politics to its core.
A pen marks an X on a voting card.
A fair voting system
First Past the Post leaves many people feeling powerless as their votes do not count.

We will:

Introduce proportional representation for electing MPs and local councillors in England to ensure fairer representation and better accountability.

Scrap the Conservatives’ voter ID scheme to stop millions of people becoming disenfranchised.

Give 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote.
The Houses of Parliament
Restoring public trust in politics
Ministers should be held to the highest standards and our political system should be free from corruption and distortion by outside forces.

We will:

Enshrine the Ministerial Code in legislation to hold Government Ministers to account for corruption and sleaze.

Take big money out of politics by capping donations to political parties at £10,000 a year.

Make it a national security priority to protect UK democracy from any threats or interference.
Power to the people
As liberals, we believe in empowering individuals because people know what works best for them. In turn, regions and local areas know what is best for their residents so they should have a greater say over their lives.   Map of the UK
We will:

Transfer greater powers away from Westminster and Whitehall to the nations and regions of our Union.

Introduce a written constitution for a federal United Kingdom, with a strong voice for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We will ensure a strong union with Scotland by opposing both a second independence referendum and independence.

Enhance the powers of local government in England within this new federal settlement.   That’s the fair deal for political reform that we’ll be fighting for at the General Election.

Stay tuned for the next edition of our Fair Deal series – coming to your inbox soon!

Best wishes,   FIRSTNAMELASTNAME Liberal Democrats   For A Fair Deal

Published and promoted by Mike Dixon on behalf of the Liberal Democrats, 1 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PN.

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