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a short post
It's a total scandal that the Tories have won 56% of seats in Parliament on only 43.6% of the vote. We need to call time on First Past the Post! The Tories will never support proportional representation, because FPTP benefits them so much. But the Labour Party can be persuaded. Join the Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform
A LONGER POST
All my Labour-leaning friends. Every one of you, even those who are shattered and exhausted after last night's result. Do this one thing today: join the Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform.
Under a proportional voting system, Boris Johnson would not have won a huge overall majority in the House of Commons on a minority of the popular vote (in fact, most of the UK's recent Tory governments would not have been Tory governments at all, but that's water under the bridge). We would not now be facing the fallout from a horrible hard Brexit and years of attacks on the poor and vulnerable.
I'm not asking you to nod your head in agreement with this post, and think "yes, absolutely, proportional representation is just what we need". I'm not asking you to "like" this post and feel satisfied with having done that. I'm asking you to put your money where your mouth is, to stand up and be counted, and join the organisation campaigning for the Labour Party to commit to introducing PR in its first term of office.
It's not a quick fix. But a fair voting system is the only way to stop this kind of result happening again and again.
Go on: do it. Harness your rage. Join LCER and get others to do the same.