During my leadership campaign I spoke strongly in favour of electoral reform. I believe that there are both moral and political reasons to ditch our archaic first-past-the-post electoral system.
“We back electoral reform not because it might be good for us but because it’s good for all of us. We back it because we believe in the equal and powerful voice of all. We hate wasted votes just as we hate wasted lives. We back it because we are democrats – unlocking all the voices.”
I urge all of the leadership contenders to think long and hard about what works in the best interests of the future of our Party, and the people we are in Parliament to represent.
I will be listening to see if any of the candidates really understand what this could mean.
You can read the full Guardian article here, reporting on a speech I am due to give to the Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform tomorrow: