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How can we empower the public regarding issues that affect their day-to-day lives? Voter frustration with politics has been growing for years. Research demonstrates that what voters really want is more say over what is done in their name as well as the power to hold their MPs to account. Is it time for a shift towards a more direct democracy?

In this excerpt from the event 'Transforming Politics in the UK' Zac Goldsmith discusses voter disengagement and mistrust, as well as issues with our political system, highlighting that politics has stood still while society has developed.

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