1. A proportional voting system which retains an MP constituency link is essential to a healthy democracy. A system in which one party needs 26,000 votes to elect one MP whilst another requires over 3,000,000 cannot be described as democratic. A proportional voting system would prevent Labour taking for granted safe seats which have been the cause of so much disillusionment and flight of voters to the SNP, UKIP and the Greens and enable Labour to have a consistent say in UK politics and not be relegated through periods of wilderness. The voting system should be changed through a two part referendum such as in New Zealand with Labour supporting a vote for reform.
2. A strong Political education should be a mandatory part of any secondary education. A well informed electorate is essential to hold the government to account and prevent the disenfranchisement of the young.
3. The possibility of Compulsory voter registration and voting should be investigated, enforced with a moderate fine. It is essential that politicians are forced to listen and to be held to account by the poor, young and typically disenfranchised groups, with a clear option for "none of the above" to make clear people's right to support no political party if they wish. Whilst this may appear regressive if carried out within the context of an economic policy organised in the interests of the least advantaged, the positives for our democracy could be gained without anyone losing out.