The ‘Shine a Light on PR’ National Day of Action was organised by Make Votes Matter, a cross-party campaign advocating Proportional Representation (PR) for House of Commons elections.
People around the country ran torchlit street stalls, sent sparkly Christmas cards to MPs and lit up PR campaign messages to demand a democracy in which all votes count equally.
Local group Make Votes Matter North Lancashire held a street stall in Market Square, Lancaster, inviting the public to sign a petition to change the current voting system, which they say denies millions of people a voice in Parliament, forces millions more to vote tactically, and distorts the will of the British people.
Jo Stocking, who took part in the action, said: "I believe everyone’s vote should count equally. The current system means that most votes have no effect on the results, so Parliament ends up not reflecting what people actually wanted. No wonder people don’t bother voting. The UK is one of the few developed economies that still hasn’t changed to Proportional Representation - it’s time for a fairer voting system in this country fit for the 21st century."