At this meeting, we’ll be hosting Austin Mitchell, former Labour MP for Great Grimsby, to talk about the campaign for PR in New Zealand, and its benefits for progressive politics and the country.
After decades of neoliberal politics, combativeness and constant infighting in the two main parties, New Zealand reformed their voting system and now has a progressive Labour Prime Minister, who works in close co-operation with the NZ Green Party.
This could be the UK’s future, too. Democratic reform might also stop the Tories from undoing all the progress of leftwing governments, and incentivise politicians to think long-term.
Calderdale Compass are campaigning for PR across the parties – come and be part of it