Progressives unite! Petition for an electoral pact to prevent Theresa May and Hard Brexit

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The Left is fragmented and unless we work together we will have 4 more years of suffocating austerity and a HARD BREXIT that may last a lifetime. We must resist this together!

The Left is fragmented: we may not all agree on many issues, but what we can agree on is that Theresa May and her Hard Brexit must be stopped!

The snap election called by Theresa May seeks to strengthen her stranglehold on negotiations which serve the interests of a select few. Unless we work strategically to prevent her, she will win and the interests of the Left and the Centre will be removed from the Brexit negotiations. These negotiations will directly affect each and everyone one of us for the foreseeable future, and possibly for the rest of our lives. We MUST fight for our voice. We MUST resist together!

This petition is calling for an electoral pact between the major progressive parties, the Greens, the Lib Dems, Labour and the SNP. This alliance would be an agreement for progressive parties to field one candidate between them in constituencies in which the conservative and progressive vote is near evenly split. The thinktank COMPASS has identified 47 constituencies where the Centre-Left vote outweighed the conservative vote and a further 41 constituencies where the Centre-Left has only 5% fewer votes. Our system of voting only elects the candidate with the most votes per constituency. It is senseless to throw away progressive votes by splitting it amongst numerous parties. This alliance would combine the votes of progressives in key areas to prevent the election of conservative MPs. 

Our system of voting only elects the candidate with the most votes per constituency. It is senseless to throw away progressive votes by splitting it amongst numerous parties. This alliance would combine the votes of progressives in key areas to prevent the election of conservative MPs. It would empower all of our parties: More MPs from each party will be elected this way than if we fight amongst ourselves. It will give us larger representation and power to make Britain a fairer, better place.

The Greens and the SNP have already expressed keen interest in such an alliance.

Unless we want to be royally screwed for a generation we need to band together, so sign this petition to show the Labour party and the Liberal Democrats that the people want to stand and fight the Tories!

Theresa May has already refused to partake in televised debates. This highlights her intention to let us squabble amongst ourselves, while she appears the voice of reason. Let's show her we will not be played like pawns. 

Progressives, unite!

Sources:

https://www.compassonline.org.uk/labour-progressive-alliance-or-annihilation/

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/19/greens-urge-labour-and-lib-dems-to-form-electoral-pact-to-defeat-tories?CMP=fb_gu

N.B. I had to choose 1 organisation to address this petition to so I chose the Labour Party as they are the largest of these parties and as the SNP and Greens are already on board.

 



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