In the last 100 years very little legislation has been enacted to help ordinary people in times of personal crisis. The Old-Age Pensions Act 1908, National Insurance Act 1911 and National Health Service Acts 1946/1947 which were 'groundbreakers' are among the few.
The three main political parties cannot say they have not had the time to make beneficial changes for all, but they have been disinclined. Instead they have largely concentrated on providing favourable circumstances for large Corporations to thrive...... and they have.
Since MPs are 'voting fodder' and rarely vote against their party they will never be deselected. In fact for most of them it's a job for life. So M.P's have no reason to be dynamic, they are more frightened by their Party leader than the electorate.
You can change this complacency.
Go to the Menu Page and look up your M.P.'s performance at the last two General Elections.
|General Election 2010 Totals|
|Total Votes Cast||29,991,471|
|Conservatives||10,698,394 (306 Seats)|
|Labour||8,609,527 (258 Seats)|
|Liberal Democrats||6,836,824 (57 Seats)|
|Scottish National Party||491,386 (6 Seats)|
|Green Party||285,616 (1 Seat)|
|Independent||229,021 (1 Seat)|
|Sinn Fein||171,942 (5 Seats)|
|Democratic Unionist Party||168,216 (8 Seats)|
|Plaid Cymru||165,394 (3 Seats)|
|Social Democratic and Labour Party||110,970 (3 Seats)|
|Aliance Party Northern Ireland||42,762 (1 Seat)|
|General Election 2015 Totals|
|Registered Voters||46,354,197||650 Seats|
|Total Votes Cast||30,800,164|
|Scottish National Party||1,454,436||56 Seats|
|Liberal Democrats||2,415,916||8 Seats|
|Democratic Unionist Party||184,260||8 Seats|
|Sinn Fein||176,232||4 Seats|
|Plaid Cymru||181,704||3 Seats|
|Social Democratic and Labour Party||99,809||3 Seats|
|Ulster Unionist Party||114,935||2 Seats|
|Green Party||1,118,425||1 Seat|