Fair Votes Now protest in Parliament

The Take Back Parliament protest in London today demanded "Fair Votes Now" as around 1,000 marched from Parliament Square to the scene of the Liberal Democrat Executive meeting.

The Take Back Parliament protest in London today demanded “Fair Votes Now” as around 1,000 people marched from Parliament Square to the scene of the Liberal Democrat federal executive committee meeting in Smith Square.

Over 30,000 people have now signed the online petition which says:

“This Parliament does not represent us. We demand fair votes now. There must never again be an election under this broken system.”

Last night, 38 Degrees, the people pwered campaigning movement, coordinated 150,000 emails to Lib Dem MPs and grandees in four hours demanding “no PR, no deal”.

Watch my video of the protest (I’m no film editor so apologies for the very rough cut):

19 Responses to “Fair Votes Now protest in Parliament”

  1. House Of Twits

    RT @leftfootfwd VIDEO: Fair Votes Now protest in Parliament http://bit.ly/9739Of #takeitback

  2. Vegan Panda

    RT @leftfootfwd: VIDEO: Fair Votes Now protest in Parliament http://bit.ly/9739Of #takeitback

  3. Max

    RT @HouseOfTwitsLab: RT @leftfootfwd VIDEO: Fair Votes Now protest in Parliament http://bit.ly/9739Of #takeitback

  4. Malcolm Parker

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  5. HouseOfTwitsLab

    RT @leftfootfwd VIDEO: Fair Votes Now protest in Parliament http://bit.ly/9739Of #takeitback

  6. veganpanda

    Nick Clegg actually came out & spoke to us, I know he’ll do what’s right & fair for the voters of this country πŸ™‚

  7. Labour Forever

    Good Luck Gordon Brown! I hope everyone sees sense… I haven’t forgotten Margret Thatcher..especially the job cuts and the poll tax πŸ™

  8. Andy

    Thanks for coming and thanks for promoting the rally Will. Lets keep up the pressure!

    Andy, Power2010

  9. Mister Jabberwock

    The problem is that Brown can’t offer a referendum on PR and Cameron won’t (Brown can offer a bill on it but doesn’t have the votes to get it onto the statute book)

  10. David Ward

    RT @leftfootfwd: VIDEO: Fair Votes Now protest in Parliament http://bit.ly/9739Of #takeitback

  11. MariaE

    While I believe in voting reform and more proportionality, I think the one clear message from these results is that to keep strong democratic accountability, any reform needs to keep a strong constituency link.

  12. Mike

    The Liberals will be slaughted at the next election

    The tories will want a honeymoon period then election in October or spring next year

    and the Liberals cannot stop them calling it

    worst one night stand ever

  13. Jim Killock

    Here’s our effort … incl interview with Billy Bragg and full Nick Clegg speech … had to sideline Sky to get to the right spot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEssa_EdWaM

  14. right foot

    It’s embarassing to think that we went out to Iraq and Afganistan to give the democracy yet we can’t afford our own a decent democracy in our own country! Shame on all politicians of all parties!

  15. New Turn

    Electoral reform protest is covered by @leftfootfwd – protest outside Parliament: http://bit.ly/9739Of

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