The results of elections in Britain aren't decided by the millions of people who vote. Who wins is decided by a few thousand voters, floating voters who live in key marginal seats. Floating voters are people with no strong party allegiance, they vote for whichever party they think will make the best government at that time. Marginal seats are the constituencies where the result is decided by a couple of hundred votes.
Most seats are safe seats, but it's the marginals that matter. The floating voters living in those seats have complete power over the politicians at the election. They decide who wins, but what happens if they put a price on power? What happens if they make a fair and reasonable demand that we can all unite behind? Any party that wants to win must give them what they want.
Campaign for Democracy asks these voters to demand a transfer of power from politicians to the people of Britain. This will be done by creating a new political process that will allow people to initiate referendums on political reform. We, the people of Britain will be able to decide, not just who governs us, but how we are governed.
It's a powerful idea, and just how powerful it is can be seen by watching this video.
When we run our campaign we will be asking people in the targeted constituencies to sign this pledge.
I pledge, that I will only vote for parties that will establish the constitutional changes proposed by the Campaign for Democracy.
If a party wants power, they will have to give us something in return. The price of power will be the transfer of sovereignty from Parliament to the people of Britain. For the first time in our history, we the people, will decide how we are governed, define the role of government, its powers, its structure and its limitations. There are no limits to the changes we may make but something as powerful as this must be protected from abuse and we do this very simply.
No change can take place without the consent of Parliament or by the consent of the people, confirmed by a referendum.
Welsh National Assembly elections 2016.
We will be targeting the first past the post seats in Wales with a demand for a reform process and Swiss style direct democracy, a system that forces political parties to work together for the good of the people.
Campaign for Democracy 2015-2016.
With elections coming up in 2015 and 2016 it's time to revive the campaign. We will be targeting the Welsh Assembly eletions in 2016, but with three months to go before the 2015 election maybe there will still be enough time to have some fun with that.
Cameron accepts our demands!
Listen to David Cameron making a speech promising direct democracy for the people of Britain in the video at the top of the page. 'We will begin a massive redistribution of power in our country from the powerful to the powerless.......the right to initiate local and national referenda....' Thank you David!
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