Reform could work with Green Party as Richard Tice highlights 'really important' issue

Reform could work with Green Party as Richard Tice highlights 'really important' issue

Richard Tice says Reform could work with the Green Party

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Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman


Published: 07/07/2024

- 11:51

Tice wants a proportional vote system in place

Reform UK Chairman Richard Tice says the party is desperate for a change of electoral system and is willing to work with the Green Party in order to deliver it.

He said on GB News that were a proportional system in place, as opposed to first-past-the-post, Reform would have been looking at a total of around 90 seats - a significantly higher total than the five they managed to accrue.


The Green Party find themselves in a similar position to Reform, as their seven per cent vote share delivered them just four seats in Parliament.

While the two parties are on opposite sides of the political spectrum, Tice suggested on GB News they could work together to deliver change.

Richard Tice, Carla Denyer and Nigel Farage

Richard Tice says his party could work with the Greens

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“I think on this issue, we can be working together”, he said.

“There is a cross-party campaign group called Make Votes Matter which has been working very hard on this.

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Nigel Farage could work with the Green Party, Tice has suggested

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“A large chunk of the Labour Party want proportional representation, it’s what most Western democracies have and there is a reason for that.

“It’s the fair and proper system to have, every vote is equal. It really saddens me when people say they aren’t going to vote for us as it’s a wasted vote, therefore they won’t vote at all.

“This is really important. People have to believe in democracy and believe their vote counts. That is the big debating point and our incredible achievement at this election has highlighted the real flaws in this system.

“We may be five in number in the Commons but we will be a great deal noisier.”

Lee Anderson

Lee Anderson was among the Reform UK MPs to win a seat

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Party leader Nigel Farage heralded Reform’s success at the General Election by delivering a speech at an event which was soon marred by multiple protesters.

Shortly after walking on stage to lights and dance music, Farage was dealt with a barrage of heckles from audience members.

He joked one of the protesters has had a “bigger lunch than I have”, and that another was at risk of having a stroke before questioning if they were actors in a nod to a Reform canvasser filmed using a racial slur to describe now former prime minister Rishi Sunak.

All heckling members of the audience were escorted out of the Westminster venue.

The five Reform victories were delivered by Lee Anderson, who defended his Ashfield seat, Richard Tice, who secured Boston and Skegness and ex-Southampton chairman FC chairman Rupert Lowe who won Great Yarmouth.

Nigel Farage had secured the constituency of Clacton before Reform candidate James McMurdock defeated Labour by just 98 votes to win the seat of Basildon South.

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