Grenfell Tower: New political party Advance claims institutional politics is failing

Grenfell Tower: New political party Advance claims institutional politics is failing

The party has been created following the response to the Grenfell Tower fire

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New political party Advance, created following the Grenfell Tower disaster, says institutional politics is failing and it wants to concentrate on social justice and a strong economy.

A new political party has been launched today (November 8) by former Liberal Democrat Annabel Mullin. Called Advance, it hopes to put up candidates in the 18 wards of Kensington and Chelsea, aiming to fight poor governance at the council.

Mullin told Sam Delaney: "We base our whole sort of thesis and ideas all around the idea that it’s about social justice and a strong economy."

She said "I just feel that institutional politics is failing" and "it’s failing on its ability in its own internal organisation to get anything right and it doesn’t matter which party you’re talking about.

"In terms of the council that’s in Kensington and Chelsea, both parties that are there have failed to provide democratic accountability."

Mullin explained that if her party wins in the next council election in May: "there are eight people who currently make all the decisions in the executive we would scrap that immediately.

We would want it to be community representation across the 50 councillors so that there’s much more accountability. There’s a feeling that people can actually have a say straight through their councillors​."

Listen to the full interview above

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