VOTE - Graffiti by Clark Clark, photo by Lois in Wonderland

Why direct democracy?

Most political parties offer 'one size fits all' politics - you get one vote, to choose a party, and by voting for them you agree to all of their policies for the next four or five years - even the ones they haven't announced yet!

I think we can do better than this.  I think we should be able to vote on each and every issue that we care about.  This is called direct democracy, and I think we should be doing this right now, using the digital technology that is already available to us.  That's why, if elected, I promise that I will vote how the people in Hackney South and Shoreditch tell me to vote.

As a direct democracy candidate, my only job would be to make sure your voice was heard in Parliament - not to do as I was told by a political party, but to do as I was told by you.

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How will it work?

For each vote coming up in Parliament, I will put a poll on my website.  Every voter living in Hackney South and Shoreditch will be able to vote in these polls using their computer or their mobile phone.  Whatever the poll result is, I will vote that way in Parliament.

Get a vote on each and every issue with direct digital democracy.

Exceptions

There are three exceptions; three types of law which I would like to always vote in favour of. I hope that you will agree with me on these three points:

  • 1. I want to vote for laws which improve equality.

    I believe that all people should have equal rights in law and in practise, and I will vote against any law which is racist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory.

  • 2. I want to vote for laws which improve civil liberties.

    I believe that the Government should serve its people, and not the other way around.

  • 3. I want to vote for laws which improve our democracy.

    I believe that we need political and electoral reforms which will make each person more likely to want to vote, and each vote more likely to count.

Other than these three exceptions, I will vote as the people who elect me want me to vote. This is the first step toward a direct digital democracy in the UK. Vote for me, and you vote for yourself.