CHRISTIAN Socialist Movement members have urged the Labour Party, which meets for its annual conference in Brighton the week after next, to consider reforming the voting system.
A poll carried out among CSM members has shown that 81 per cent favour a change in the way MPs are elected. Chris Herries, vice chair of the 1,300 strong organisation, said: "as Christians we believe that the electoral system musts be based on fairness and justice for all.
"Our members have been in the forefront of the debate on this issue since we first put a resolution about electoral reform on the agenda of the Labour Party conference in 1989." The CSM has submitted a motion to the 1991 Labour Party conference calling on the government to restore social security payments for 16 and 17 year olds in an attempt to tackle homelessness among youngsters.
"We are particularly concerned about the growing number of young people and expsychiatric patients who arc homeless. Conference believes that the government has a moral obligation to provide, or assist in providing, sufficient accommodation for homeless people, no matter what their background or circumstances are," it says.
The motion also calls for more council flats and houses.