Putting the people in the driver’s seat

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We fought to defend democracy – let’s renew it for the 21st century

Simply having elections now and again isn’t enough.

Openness, transparency and democratic consent are vital to a healthy democracy.

Politicians have betrayed our trust time and time again. We need new rules that limits their power and puts the people well and truly in the driver’s seat.

Key objectives of political reform

The changes we urgently need

Key policies for repairing our constitution

New Constitution & Bill of Rights

We will propose a renewed Bill of Rights that affords citizens guaranteed protection of their liberty and our democracy.

No more transfers of power to undemocratic overseas authorities or unjust infringements on basic personal freedom.

Free Speech Protection

To highlight one particular freedom protected by the above-mentioned Bill of Rights, is the freedom of speech.

Incitement of lawless action will not be protected, but the free flow of information, ideas and opinions, offensive or not, will.

Devolution to Counties / Cities

We will devolve major powers such as health, education, housing, policing and criminal justice down to counties and cities.

One size does not fit all. We envisage more tailored policy-making within local communities and greater accountability.

Self-Funded Local Councils

Replacing a restrictive reliance on government funding and back-seat driving, a Local Sales Tax will fund local authorities.

Local authorities will have the power to raise the rate of Local Sales Tax in order to fund council spending, or to lower it to encourage consumer spending.

Petition-Triggered Referendums

To decide a constitutional matter, the people will have the power to trigger a referendum.

The people shall decide the power their politicians have and don’t have, not politicians.

Elected House of Lords

We will abolish an unelected House of Lords and introduce an elected second chamber.

A House of Lords stuffed with friends of the sitting government is not justifiable in the 21st century.

And something that must never change…

National Self-Government

We will never recommend rejoining the European Union.

The United Kingdom must remain a free, independent and democratically self-governing country in full control of its own laws and its own future.

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Never again should Parliament be free to render the country less independent without the express, unambiguous and continued consent of the British people.

Chris Mendes

Leader of the Foundation Party

The Plan

Political Reform

The politicians have too much power. We need radical new rules to put the people in the driver’s seat.

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Across our public services, enhancing your ability to choose is at the heart of our ambition.

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Cutting your taxes and removing barriers in your way, we want to make your life easier.

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About Us

Founded by grassroots campaigners, the Foundation Party is a UK registered political party working to offer an alternative direction of travel for the country.

We believe in greater freedom and liberty for the individual within a self-governing democratic nation. We offer a platform of radical self-empowerment suitable for the 21st century.

Follow the party on Facebook and Twitter via the handle @FoundationParty.