Democracy in the UK.
I am interested in this topic a bit so I thought that I would write something on it. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments.
The aim of this is to discuss the state of democracy in the UK.
- We need primaries for political parties like Labour is doing with the idea of anyone who pays £3 can vote for Leader and Deputy Leader (not sure about London Mayor) This should be extended to Parliamentary candidates and even local Council candidates.
- Political Parties should put up candidates for Healthwatch boards. http://www.healthwatchtowerhamlets.co.uk/
- SNB's should also have elections for them. https://twitter.com/TowerHamletsSNB
- We need not just the Police and Crime Commissioners elected but also the boards that oversee them.
- We need County Health Boards like UKIP suggested this includes London.
- We need elected regional Mayors but also assemblies like we have in London.
- Also this is worth considering for the regions it could be instead or with elected Mayors. http://www.cfer.org.uk/
- NHS Foundation Trust elections should be contested by political parties. They have power but no one knows about them. http://www.crickcentre.org/blog/can-learn-democracy-nhs-foundation-trust-elections/
- We should have Fire and Rescue Commissioners in the same line as Police and Crime Commissioners.
- Neighbourhood Planning Forums should be elected http://www.spitalfieldsforum.org.uk/
- We should have a simple but fair recall of MPs and other politicians. Though I am not in favour of the one by Zac Goldsmith. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/10/19/recall-of-mps-bill-sack-zac-goldsmith_n_6010898.html
- We should have School Boards which run State Schools but regulate private ones like they do at the moment but democratically elected.
- We should have boards for social services.
Please note that I have used links for examples rather than any implied suggestions.
All those elections should be contested by political parties.
I am sure there is a lot more but this is what I can think of at the moment.