I've signed a letter to Gordon Brown asking for a referendum at the next election on the way we elect our politicians. As a supporter of the Vote for a Change campaign I believe there's been too much talk and not enough action on bringing about the reform at Westminster we need to clean up our politics. Here's where you can sign up too;
It's time for a referendum on the electoral system
Voters should be directly involved in shaping the process of selecting their MPs.
We call on the shamed politicians of the UK to hold a referendum on the electoral system no later than the next general election - June 3rd 2010.
The site says;
'Reports in today's (26.07.2009) Observer suggest the government is prepared to meet our call for a referendum at the next General Election.
It is good news that the government appears to have conceded the principle of referendum on voting reform. It provides some evidence that the current crop are actually capable of change.
But Brown has not moved nearly far enough. Yes, this crisis of accountability requires a change in the fundamentals of politics - and that begins at the ballot box. But a choice between the status quo and system decided on by the government displays much of the same 'Westminster Villager' thinking that got us into this mess.
No employer would let job applicants rule on recruitment, employment and retention - the decision over votes must be given to the British people.
Now is the time for us all to make the final push. We need your help, and you can start today by telling your friends to sign up.
The wisest decision Brown could make is to take the choice of system out of the hands of politicians. The public have a right to rule on the type of politics they want to see at Westminster, not to be told what they want by its current inhabitants.
MPs are right to worry about the collapse of trust in politics. But rebuilding it requires them to trust the voters.'
Go HERE to see the Vote for a Change site