Constitution & Democracy

We are against the monarchy and for a republic. We are for the abolition of the House of Lords, and for votes at 16.

The royal family’s enormous wealth, land and palaces should be put to social use. The same applies to the aristocracy and their mansions.

The Church of England must be dis-established, its privileges ended and its wealth confiscated.

The voting system

The first-past-the-post single constituency system must be replaced with proportional representation. We support the right of prisoners to vote.

We would replace the current practice of always voting on a Thursday with voting on weekends.

We would research into the possibility of electronic voting. Clearly, if this is implemented we would need to be sure that the votes were protected from the possibility of fraud and guaranteed to be secure and secret.

Local democracy should be restored, with powers returned to councils and democratic control of schools, hospitals and housing.


Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.

About Left Unity   Read our manifesto

Left Unity is a member of the European Left Party.

Read the European Left Manifesto  

ACTIVIST CALENDAR

Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.

Sat 20 July, 11.00-16.00
Stop Brexit: Left Bloc on the March for Change

As the Tory Party is taken over by an extreme right-wing Brexiter, we will join the left bloc to march against Brexit.

More info at Facebook

24 & 27 July
Remain Reform Revolt, public meetings

In Birmingham, Leeds and more. Organised by Another Europe Is Possible and with a great lineup.

More info here.

 

Sun 18 Aug, 11.30-14.30
Peterloo March for Democracy – 200th Anniversary

Whitworth Park, Manchester.

More info on Facebook.

20-27 Sept
Global Climate Strike

Global climate strikes and a week of actions to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and emergency action to avoid climate breakdown.

More info here

8-10 Nov
European Forum, Brussels

The annual event for progressive, environmental and left forces will take place in Brussels. If you are interested in attending contact info@leftunity.org

More events »

GET UPDATES

Sign up to the Left Unity email newsletter.

CAMPAIGNING MATERIALS

Get the latest Left Unity resources.

Transform journal

Broadsheet: Trump, Brexit and the Global Far Right Surge

Broadsheet: No One is Illegal!

More resources »