Time for a Democratic Reboot
Rebooting Democracy is aiming to change the entire UK to use real democracy. We will have people standing in local elections initially and spreading the methods and messages to change our democratic system.
Rebooting Democracy is a party with only one item on its manifesto, to change to a system of real democracy, the original form of democracy with random selection and deliberation. This would be implemented at all levels of government. So people would listen to evidence and stakeholders and use that information to make the decisions that affect their lives. This is in contrast contrast to our current system where we only get to have a say by casting one vote every few years into a voting system that doesn’t truly represent us.
We will spread the ideas of real democracy at a local level. This will involve the use of deliberative assemblies, citizens’ assemblies, citizens’ juries, G1000s/mini-G1000s, talks, and democracy cafes. This is a huge task but the concepts will snowball as people understand how they are able to make these decisions. There are other groups attempting to spread the use of real grassroots democracy and so we will work with them.
At the same time we will begin to contest all council seats at all elections. Once a seat is won, we will push for the use of real democracy at a local level.
When the next general election is called we will contest all parliamentary seats at the next general election utilising a vote pledge system to break the first past the post system. Then we will implement a real democratic system.
This plan will have to start right away so if you would like to help or keep in contact then please get in touch and help us make our democracy fit for purpose.