DIRECT DEMOCRACY IN THE POLITICAL PARTIES
John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw, Notts. has held mini referenda of his constituents on particular issues. I understand that other local political parties were involved in organising these, to my mind an example of how referenda can be a co-operative, unifying process, rather than the artificial divisions of party politics. Please encourage your own MP to follow his example.Diana Wallis - Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and the Humber has a particular interest in issues of direct democracy: http://www.dianawallismep.org.uk/pages/aboutdiana.html
In 2006 Bob Russell, Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester put forward a Bill to require a local authority to hold a referendum about a matter of major local importance for which it is responsible if one tenth of its electorate demand the holding of such a referendum; and for connected purposes.
The Green Party include
the use of referenda as part of their Principles of Government:
Revised September 2009