Make Votes Matter – Chippenham Debate: Is our electoral system fit for the 21st Century? Thursday, October 26, 7:30 – 9:00pm, Neeld Hall, High St, Chippenham, SN15 3ER

Join Make Votes Matter Chippenham for this public debate on the state of British democracy! Is our First Past the Post voting system fit for purpose, or is Proportional Representation desperately needed?

Neeld Hall, High St, Chippenham, England, SN15 3ER

Hear both sides of the argument from prominent speakers, and put your questions to them:

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The event will be chaired by Dr Ben Bowman, Politics Department, University of Bath.

Speaking for Proportional Representation

  • Darren Hughes, Chief Exec of the Electoral Reform Society & former New Zealand MP & Minister
  • Helen Belcher, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Chippenham

Speaking for First Past the Post

  • Chris Evans, Labour MP for Islwyn
  • Plus a Conservative speaker… if we can find one who is willing to accept the challenge!

With 68% of votes wasted in the last General Election and Parliament debating electoral reform on 30th October, this is a current and pressing issue. Join us on 26th October to get involved in the debate.