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Campaign and petition email responses | Win As One: the Campaign for Better Politics

Campaign and petition email responses

Win As One: the Campaign for Better Politics

The SNP support a system of Proportional representation in UK elections, even though the SNP would lose seats, as democracy is more important that a single party’s electoral success.

Proportional representation would give all people a voice and end the days when a party can get 43% of the vote and rule with absolute control.

Unfortunately, democracy is not more important than party success for the Tories, which are undermining future elections to push the scales in their favour.

The SNP are open to working with other progressive parties, as evidenced by the SNP-Green Governance Agreement in Scotland which created a joint program for government and ministerial positions for Green leaders, promoting progressive policies and legislation.

However, Labour have repeatedly spurned offers to work with the SNP in holding the conservatives to account and have ruled out any electoral change should they win the next UK General Election.

Due to the winner takes all nature of the UK electoral system, and the nature of Westminster politics, there is little the opposition can do to change rules and force the government to be held to account.

As such, the only way that the people of Scotland can guarantee a government they vote for, elected only through proportional methods, is for Scotland to become an independent country and build a democratic and governance system fit for the 21st century.

Independent of the oppositional and confrontational nature of Westminster, Scotland will be able to foster a cooperative and collaborative system of governance, which the SNP in Government have always strived for, passing legislation with opposition parties as much as possible.


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