Levelling Up Democracy: The Mark Drakeford One (Save the date!)
July 20 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFREE
Save the date, to join Mark Drakeford, in conversation, at the second of our Levelling Up Democracy series. 6:00pm, Wednesday 20 July 2022. #Labour4PR
“Now, let me make a confession: I have been a supporter of the Labour campaign for electoral reform for the whole of my political lifetime.
How anyone clings to the notion that a system which delivers, so consistently, majority Conservative governments on a minority of the votes cast is best for working people simply baffles me.”
– Mark Drakeford, giving the Aneurin Bevan Memorial Lecture
The UK has the worst regional inequality of any rich nation. Yet the current ‘levelling up’ debate ignores the deep, structural causes of this: from a system that hordes power in Westminster, to an unrepresentative House of Commons that struggles to see the big picture.
Before becoming First Minister of Wales and being elected to the Senedd in 2011, Mark Drakeford served as a South Glamorgan County Councillor and was Professor of Social Policy and Applied Social Sciences at Cardiff University. Having lead Wales through the pandemic, he will share his ideas on how democratic reform of Westminster can help save the Union, address inequality and create a healthier political culture.
How can Proportional Representation, devolution and democratic reform form a central part of Labour’s programme for rebuilding Britain? Watch to find out.