Fairer votes can help our NHS

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What's the NHS got to do with fairer votes?

The NHS crisis is dominating the headlines. The government is deflecting attention by saying too many people are going to A&E.

But the public see it differently. A new poll shows overwhelming support for higher taxes to give the NHS the extra funding it needs.

But the government isn’t considering this obvious fix. It’s a huge failure of democracy, purely because a party elected on a minority of the vote has ruled out any income tax rises.

This huge gap between the government and citizens shows us why winning a fairer voting system is more important than ever. Scrapping safe seats would mean parties have to listen to the public when in power, not just at election time.

 

Fairer votes can help the NHS. Write to your MP now.

The NHS is in crisis - and a landmark poll shows the public are willing to pay more to save it.

But the government, elected on a minority vote,  isn’t considering this move or any real action. This huge gap between the government and citizens shows us why winning a fairer voting system is more important than ever.

Ask your MP to sign Chuka Umunna's EDM supporting fairer votes for Westminster.

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