Political Representation

This resolution, proposed by DLR branch, was defeated at the February meeting of the Regional Council.

Although we have a very pro-active parliamentary lobby group of 40 to 50 MPs, they can be hopelessly outnumbered (about 6-1) by MPs guided by other interests and influences.

In stark contrast, trade unionists alone outnumber those in power.

But the potential for us to become the meat and muscle on the skeletal political and democratic frame is far from being realised – a situation that benefits the powerful and greedy immensely.

We seriously need people with vision and integrity in politics to ensure proper and fair representation for all people in the coming hard times. People that can balance the interests of business with our social needs, while steering our nation to a more sustainable future.