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.

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ACTIVIST CALENDAR

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

Saturday 22 September: 12 noon
Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital Demonstration

More details here

Sat 29 Sep, 11.00-15.00
Protest at the Conservative Party Conference

To call time on failed austerity and campaign for a new deal for working people.

Victoria Square, Birmingham. More info on Facebook.

9-11 Nov
European Forum of Progressive Forces, Bilbao

To debate, build and act to ward-off current threats.

Sun 17 Nov, 12.00
National Unity Demonstration Against Fascism and Racism

Central London. More info on Facebook

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