Opening Up Our Politics To More Candidates

I feel, like many others do, that for us to have truly representative and reflective democracy, and to address the ever growing apathy towards politics, we need more everyday people to get involved and participate as council and parliamentary candidates. That way we would have more of the type of politicians we want and can identify with, plus all their associated varied skills from their respective careers and backgrounds. Plato said ‘one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics, is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.’ A true revolution of politics would be enabling greater participation from across society, leading to a more varied mix of politicians, both locally and nationally.

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