Harefield Gazette

Queen’s Speech could have played key role


I BELIEVE that plans to improve our democracy should have been at the heart of the Queen’s Speech in Parliament announcing the Government’s priorities.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has highlighte­d the vulnerabil­ity of democracy around the world.

In response to this, the Government should take steps to strengthen and modernise our democracy at home.

Measures that would help include a fair voting system that ensures no party can achieve absolute power on the basis of a minority of the votes.

We also need change to ensure more transparen­cy and accountabi­lity of our elected representa­tives.

With trust in politician­s at an all time low, this Queen’s Speech needed concrete action to begin the process of restoring trust.

I hope our local MP will support the calls for change made by Unlock Democracy and other campaign groups.

Richard Olley by email

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