- MPs working harder to earn - and keep - our support MPs would need to earn 50% of the vote to be sure of winning - whereas under the current system, MPs can be elected with just 1/3 of the vote in some areas.
- A bigger say on who your local MP is Ranking candidates gives you more say - if your favourite candidate doesn't win, you still have a voice.
- Tackling the 'jobs for life' culture Many MPs have 'safe seats' for life - this new process forces complacent politicians to sit up and listen, and reach out to the communities that they seek to represent.
Act Now to Make Sure you can Vote!
You can vote if you are over 18 and a British, Irish, qualifying Commonwealth or EU citizen who is resident in the UK. If you are not already registered to vote, you must do so before 14 April. You can register online here.
Postal voting is a great way to vote if you may find it difficult to get to a polling station on the 5th May - for example, if you are busy with work or away. If you are not already registered for a postal vote, you also need to do this before 14 April - you can register online here.