The Cornish and Devon Post received a letter from C Bailey, Bude, it said:
I am writing to express my frustration and anger at the continued failure of the Labour and Conservative leadership to support electoral reform in the UK.
It is outrageous that, in this day and age, we are still using an outdated and undemocratic first-past-the-post system that fails to accurately represent the diversity of our society.
The current system leads to millions of votes being wasted and allows parties to gain power with only a minority of the popular vote. This is not democratic, and it is time for a change. It is a disgrace that the Labour and Conservative parties continue to cling to this unfair system, despite the clear benefits of proportional representation.
As part of the Sort The System Westminster lobby event on May 24, I hope to meet with our MP for North Cornwall, Scott Mann, to demand that they commit to supporting electoral reform and push for a fairer, more democratic system.
It is time for the voices of all voters to be heard, not just those who happen to live in a cluster of marginal constituencies.
The Labour and Conservative leadership must wake up and recognize the need for proportional representation.
Their failure to support reform is a clear indication that they are more interested in maintaining their own power than in truly representing the people they were elected to serve.