Proportional Representation Petition

Proportional Representation is a system of voting whereby the number of votes a political party gets is proportional to the number of seats it gets. 

Does this happen at Westminster? Sadly, no.

Westminster uses the First Past The Post system which benefits large parties like Labour and the Tories, and punishes smaller parties like the Lib Dems, Greens, etc.

It also creates the bizarre situation where people "tactically vote" whereby they do not vote for their favourite party, but instead, vote for their least disliked party to deny their most disliked party getting into Government!

It really is about time we stopped this.

Please find below, therefore, a link to the UK Government Petition site where you can sign up to show your support for PR via a Petition that has been launched by Theo Morgan*. If the Petition gets to 10 000 signatures before the 6th September 2020, then it must be debated in Parliament by law.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300274

Thank you so much for making the case for PR!

PS. If you want to find out more about Proportional Representation, and how it affects our democracy, then please have a look at the Make Votes Matter (TM)* website here: 

https://www.makevotesmatter.org.uk/home

* Please Note: Neither Theo Morgan or Make Votes Matter (TM) are not, to the best of our knowledge, in any way affiliated to, or endorse the policies of, the Liberal Democrats.


Fancy a Postal Vote?

Organising a Postal Vote for yourself is a brilliant way of supporting your local Fylde Lib Dems.

Many people miss their chance of voting due to being on holiday, being ill, visiting relatives, or just being plain busy on voting day!

By organising a Postal Vote, it means that you can cast your vote in advance of polling day, in your own time, and at your own pace.

And remember, you don't need to have a reason to have a Postal Vote, you just need to ask!

So, if you think a Postal Vote will suit you, then you can apply for one here: apply_for_postal_vote

You will need to be registered to vote first, but that's not a problem, as you can register here: register_to_vote

Why take the risk of not having your say in our democracy?

Register for a Postal Vote today!

For more information about the postal voting process, please have a look at this link: https://www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk/postal-voting

 


COVID-19 Phone Bank

By far the biggest issue concerning our community now is, of course, COVID-19.

As this dreadful pandemic continues to sweep across the UK, many people have tragically lost their lives, been extremely ill, lost loved ones, or not been there when their loved ones have needed them. Many have also had to suffer alone at this critical time, causing a huge amount of personal stress and, quite understandably, many are now feeling very, very low.

As your local Lib Dems, we have taken the decision to halt all campaigning during Lockdown, and are focusing all of our efforts on ringing round people (who have previously given us permission to ring them) just to check whether they are OK. Perhaps they need assistance with shopping ? Or need access to a chemist ? Or would just like to have a chat ?

There are just so many in our community who are on their own at the moment, and to whom this Lockdown has been, and is continuing to be, a truly dreadful experience of isolation from friends and family alike, and so a phone call just to say Hi, can sometimes be a lifeline, even if they are not seemingly at risk.

Please see below for some helpful contact details:

Fylde Community Hub: Phone: 01253 658448; E-Mail: helpneeded@fylde.gov.uk

Housing Benefit and Council Tax reductions: Phone: 01253 658 658; E-Mail: benefits@fylde.gov.uk

Citizen’s Advice: Phone: 0300 330 1166

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline: Phone: 0808 2000 247

NHS Bereavement: Phone: 0800 2600 400

Samaritans: Phone: 116 123

AGE UK Lancashire: Phone: 0300 303 1234

Marie Curie’s Support Line: Phone: 0800 090 2309

Although your local Fylde Lib Dems are not campaigning at the moment, if you'd like to put your name down for any future campaigning, then please click here: https://www.fyldelibdems.org.uk/volunteer


Fylde Liberal Democrats new website !

Hello and welcome to the new Fylde Liberal Democrats website!

We really hope you find our website useful, because we want it to be YOUR entry point to your local Fylde Lib Dem team.

Whether it's COVID-19, Fracking, Flooding, Beach Litter, Cycle Paths, or whatever, we want to hear from YOU.

Please provide any feedback to us here: https://www.fyldelibdems.org.uk/feedback

If you wish to find out more about what your local Fylde Lib Dems are up to, then please have a look at our News Update page: https://www.fyldelibdems.org.uk/news

 

 


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