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.

Sat 25 Feb, 10.30
Health Conference, NHS in Crisis – How do we sustain its future?

Organised by SERTUC at TUC Congress House, London, 10.30 – 16.00. Open invite. Free admission and free lunch provided. Registration essential: sertuc@tuc.org.uk 020 7467 1220

 

Sat 4 March, 12.00
It’s our NHS, national demonstration

Theresa May’s demands for yet more austerity in the NHS represent a real risk to the safety of patients and the service. Join this vital demo called by Health Campaigns Together.

More info on their website.

Mon 6 March, 19.30
West London Left Unity, branch meeting

A discussion on Scotland, Wales, N.Ireland, England and Brexit. Introduced by Jim Grealy and Tony Ward.

At the Everybody Active Centre, Acton High Street, W3 6NE

Sun 12 March, 13.30
Russian Revolution Centenary Celebration

1917-2017. Sponsored by Left Unity, at Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road, Brixton, London SW9 7PH.

Get tickets here.

17-24 June
Stop Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain

Oppose Trump’s visit. He is a racist and a misogynist and a supporter of torture and a preacher of hate. Event by Public Reading Rooms.

See Facebook for more.

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