UK voters mainly regard themselves as centrist. This is well known, and this ComRes survey from December 2014 confirms it. It also shows a slight leaning to the right (given 5 is 'centre'):
Yet the two main parties, Labour and Conservative (Tory) have policies that are substantially to the left and to the right respectively.
The LibDems, having come from a left-leaning Social Democrat background, have not been able to fill the centrist void.
The void was last filled by New Labour, who managed three straight general election victories before their left-leaning economic policies undermined their success.
The Greens have many things useful to say about the environment, but are further left than Labour economically. UKIP is further right than the Tories.
The UK needs a party that better represents the vast majority of centrist voters in the UK, who want:
A thriving economy is needed to pay for the NHS and other public services that people expect.
Hence The Just Party.
Furthermore Brexit threatens to undermine the economy and the funds available for public services. So The Just Party is anti-Brexit. Here is the justification.
The new political spectrum then looks like this:
Under the "First Past The Post" (FPTP) system in UK General Elections, the majority of people will only vote for a party they think will win. This is not necessarily a vote in support, but can be against a party they don't want.
Often people think "None of the Above", but there is no such option on the ballot paper. The Just Party gives the majority of people a party they will actively want to support.
But how does a new party break through? It can only happen when existing MPs, activists and supporters move from another party.
The Labour party is a a broad church, that is effectively the coalition of two groups:
The Tories are a similar coalition:
People in the 'centre left' and 'centre right' have much in common in terms of policies. The key difference is which party they represent. How about getting together in a new centrist coalition? Like this:
Thsi is not a matter of fantasy. Last July there was talk of such a plan, even involving people at ministerial level. It is only a matter of time, and the right circumstances.
It can take 6 weeks or longer to register a new party, and that's after the time needed to discuss and formalise the various documents required. The Just Party is available immediately for the purpose.
A second General Election could be called as soon as August 2017, and candidate nominations (with a valid party) need to be in much earlier. A pre-existing party is essential.
The Tories are asking for candidate submissions by early July. So is The Just Party. We're keen to hear from:
Fighting an election costs money. So we're also looking for
If you believe in The Just Party's centrist vision, then let's make it happen! Join us now!