No political party should receive funding donations in excess of £50 from any individual or organisation. Parties could be funded by a grant from the state, based on the number of MPs they had in the last parliament and by charging (reasonable) membership subscriptions.

We should all have an equal right and fair chance to be elected.

Why is this idea important?

Our democracy is blighted by the fact that parties who have the patronage of the rich and powerful stand the greatest chance of being elected.

Why should big businesses and wealthy individuals be able to have greater influence on the outcome of a democratic election than anyone else?

In a truly democratic society it should not be possible to use wealth to influence the outcome of an election.

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