Our second series of Not Enough Champagne is based around the theme of Taking Back Control. In this episode, we discuss how ordinary people could take back control of political parties.
Voters are now more educated than ever before. They identify less and less with political parties, and join single-issue groups rather than vote. Political parties are seen as controlled by a narrow elite and only interest in people's votes, not their views.
How true is this narrative? What solutions are there to try and engage political parties with ordinary voters? That's the subject of this week's show.
The Electoral Reform Society's consultative report on the future of political parties can be found here.
Sam Power's essay on party funding can be found in the truly excellent More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box, published by Biteback.