Democracy

House of Lords Reform

The Green Party has one member, Jenny Jones, in the House of Lords… and she is fighting to abolish herself!  She is fighting to scrap the current system and replace it with a democratically-elected second chamber, which would use proportional representation.  This is because the Greens fight for what they believe in; from a position of principle.

Proportional Representation

We believe that every vote should count!

There should be no such thing as a “safe seat”.

Politicians should have to fight for every vote.

PLEASE NOTE: The 2011 referendum was on the ‘Alternative Vote’ system, which is NOT Proportional Representation.

Votes for 16 & 17 year olds

We believe that our young adults should have a say in their future and about their country. It seems only fair when they can join the armed forces, get married and pay taxes.

End the Revolving Doors in Government

We would end the dodgy appointments that allow individuals to profit from their public roles by moving to the private industry with valuable information.

Political donations overhaul & full transparency

We would end the use of “unincorporated associations” which allow large and unaccountable political party donations to be made without scrutiny.

The Greens don’t accept money from tax-dodgers and pro-fracking unions. We survive on members fees & donations.