Confidence in British politics is at an all time low. Politicians are
still resisting serious democratic reform. We believe it is vital that
candidates in this election make a clear statement in support of
fundamental democratic principles, and that's why we've launched the
2010 Election Democracy Pledge.
If you support a majority of the pledges below sign up today (you can tell us which you support), and ask your local candidates
to do the same, so when our new parliament is elected we'll know which
MPs are committed to putting real power where it belongs, with the
the will of the people should be the basis of the authority of government.
all members of parliament should be fully accountable to the people for their actions.
the upper house of the British parliament should be chosen by the people they are there to serve.
the government should not be able to exercise any powers without proper and rigorous parliamentary scrutiny.
the processes for government decision making must be transparent and accountable with all powers clearly defined and allocated.
all public officials and government bodies
should be subject to the same laws and taxes as every other British
citizen or private body.
our head of state should be chosen by the British people or their
representatives and subject to the same standards of scrutiny and
accountability set out above.