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Philosophy

PUBLIC OPINION - AN ESSENTIAL ROLE

How does an elector know which way the party will vote?

Prior to an election, the Democratic Party will publish a detailed manifesto of 'promises to implement' specific policies. These policies will have been established from extensive surveillance of public demand and decision, utilising public meetings, opinion polls, media surveys, referendums etc.

The guarantee by all Democratic Party elected representatives to vote for the will of the people, ensures that the party cannot be taken over by an undemocratic few for their own ends.

Widespread consultation, both before and after an election is an essential element of the Democratic Party's philosophy.  Democratic Party representatives' FIRST loyalty is to their electorate - not to any pressure group, not to any vested interest group, not even to the Party!!

BUT WHERE IS THE LEADERSHIP?

The Democratic Party will not go to the electorate without ideas and policies.  To offer leadership to a consenting and informed electorate is a major guiding principle.

But an essential plank of our offer to the public is :

INFORMATION - CONSULTATION - IMPLEMENTATION

ADMINISTRATION

The articles of association of the Democratic Party allow for a ruling council of 10 members elected by the membership on a One Member, One Vote principle - Democracy in practice.

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