We Need Change – to Renew our Politics and our Country
The Renew Party is a new political movement bringing people together to fix our broken politics through a more evidenced based approach, that seeks renewal and reform and is centred around the needs of the people, not the politicians.
Renew Scotland is seeking to change Government, to make it more accountable, honest and supportive of its people - and back in the EU. We will be standing candidates in the Scottish Parliament elections on the Regional List, giving us a real opportunity to elect MSP’s that want to renew our broken politics.
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We want Greater Accountability in Scotland – Voting reform & more information
Our current 2 vote Scottish Parliament elections uses first past the post, which is not democratic, and a list based top up, that hands power to political parties, not the people. Did you know that 42% of MSP’s are accountable to their party only – that needs to change.
ALL elections and referendums should put voters in control, not the political parties.
We want Politics to be Honest – a Criminal Code for Politics
Over the last 10 years we have seen lying, corruption and criminal behaviour become commonplace in our politics. We want to create a criminal code for politicians, political organisations and those reporting on politics – with penalties that include fines and prison for those who deliberately lie or deceive – or turn out to be corrupt.
We want ALL of our People Supported – An End to Poverty
Nearly a quarter of our people live with some level of poverty and that cannot be acceptable. We want Government to have an absolute obligation to ensure a basic quality of life for all of its people – and that includes an end to poverty. Instead of tinkering we need to change.
Ending poverty will transform lives, our communities and our economy.
We want a Strong Economic, Social & Environmental Future – Rejoin the EU
We will be proposing that Scotland is able to enjoy a variation of the “Northern Ireland” solution, allowing some level of active engagement within the EU until there is a time that we can fully rejoin – not in 20 or 30 years (as the old parties would advocate) – but at the earliest reasonable point.
The 2nd Referendum Question – on Scotland’s Future
While Renew is not taking a specific position on Independence we are clear that there is justification for a second referendum. Our approach to policy MUST always be on the basis of what is right and honest.
Any new Referendum should not be exclusively about Independence – it should be about Scotland’s Future, with all options available so the PEOPLE tell the politicians what they want :
- Establish the criminal code for politics, ensuring an absolute obligation for honesty on all sides.
- A 2 stage referendum. The first to establish IF there is a desire for some form of constitutional change (with all options on it) and the second (if people wish change) to agree the final deal.
- The Confirmatory Referendum could then be held so that people know exactly what they are voting for. There would never be a “Brexit means Brexit” or Independence means Independence” cry, where politicians keep moving the goalposts.
The Scottish Parliament Elections (6 May 2021)
We will be contesting the elections in May, putting candidates up in each of the 8 List Regions. With our politics in disarray, our politicians unaccountable and our people angry and frustrated by what they see every single day, we believe that Renew in Scotland has a real opportunity to elect Members of the Scottish Parliament – and you can help us to that.
If we could get one MSP (around 5% of the vote) from each of the 8 Regional Lists elected, it is possible that Renew could play a key role in the next Parliament and see much of what we have highlighted above be part of the work of the Parliament, changing, reforming and renewing our country. Help us make that happen.
All the money we raise will be put straight into:
- Reaching as many people as possible on social media
- Activating our grassroots supporters
- Fighting the Scottish Parliament Elections
- Doing politics differently!