North East MEP Jonathan Arnott is to be a guest speaker at a major event in London tomorrow (SAT) calling for electoral reform.
A ‘Great Gathering’ has been organised to take place at the Old Palace Yard at the Houses of Parliament to highlight the need for changes to the country’s voting system.
Mr Arnott is among high profile speakers invited to address the event, which has been spearheaded by 16-year-old Owen Winter, Independent Member for Youth Parliament for Cornwall.
It has being supported by various bodies, including the Electoral Reform Society, following the General Election which saw UKIP, the Greens and the LibDems together receiving millions of votes but which resulted in only a handful of MPs.
Mr Arnott, UKIP Euro-MP, explained, “The 2015 General Election was the least proportional in British history. Yet millions live in seats which haven’t changed hands for a generation – in such circumstances, who can blame people who feel their vote doesn’t matter?
“I believe it’s time for us to stand together to demand change from our government, for a modern system meeting the needs of a multi-party 21st-century democracy.”