The Green party won four seats when it should have been 40. Surely it’s clear that Britain needs electoral reform | Ellie Chowns

The Green party won four seats when it should have been 40. Surely it’s clear that Britain needs electoral reform | Ellie Chowns

Yes, proportional representation would help all smaller parties, including Reform UK, but it’s necessary to restore faith in politics

Ellie Chowns is the Green MP for North Herefordshire

Our democracy is broken, and it’s time we stopped pretending otherwise. The Green party should have at least 40 MPs in parliament. Instead, we have four. This isn’t just unfair – it’s a democratic crisis that leaves almost 2 million voters unheard.

The current system isn’t just flawed, it’s rigged. It’s a relic of an outdated political paradigm that serves the two big establishment parties, and stifles real change. With about 7% of the vote translating to just 0.6% of MPs, Green votes are not just underrepresented – we’re being silenced.

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