An enhanced citizenship

We need more than electoral reform to solve this crisis of trust

Electoral reform is not the solution to the current political crisis. It masks the true problem. That isn’t to say that electoral reform isn’t right – it is and it is needed – but the real issue remains that of trust in politics and politicians.

Changing how people vote will not of itself engender trust from a sceptical public. The change we need rests on creating a new contract between the state and citizens.

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