The Green Party has long campaigned for radical parliamentary reform, to give people more influence over the decisions that affect them at every level of government.
The principle of subsidiarity is at the heart of our vision. We want more powers for local councils, not for unelected quangos.
We want a Bill of Rights, a written constitution, an elected second chamber. A power of recall. Measures to promote the involvement of more women and members of ethnic minorities. We want fixed term parliaments.
Above all, we need proportional representation. Our first-past-the-post electoral system almost always results in a minority government - a government that more people have voted against than have voted in favour of.
It’s time the mother of parliaments caught up with the rest of Europe and more truly reflected the diversity of political opinion in the country as a whole.