Finchley residents will take part in a national day of action this Saturday to demand a Proportional Representation vote.

The 'Demand Democracy Day', set up by the Make Votes Matter group, will cover more than 70 locations from Bristol to Burnley.

It comes in the wake of growing frustration amongst voters over British politics, with campaigners claiming that the current First Past the Post system is “undemocratic” and “makes a mockery of fair representation”.

In Finchley, the day of action aims to encourage people to sign a petition calling on local MP Michael Whitney Freer to support a move to Proportional Representation.

Beverley Kendall, 60, from Hendon, will be taking part in the action. She said: “Last year I had the great privilege of matching with thousands of women to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of some women gaining the right to vote.

“This year I was honoured by having a picture of myself with the banner I made featured in the book published to document this event, among others which were taking place to commemorate the end of World War 1.”

Mrs Beverly added that she has long supported the move to Proportional Representation – and making the move would result in a fair voting system.

She said: “For many years I have supported the campaign for proportional representation, and I realised that it was time this became a reality and that just like those women 100 years ago I needed to do more to achieve this.

“Recent events have shown the people of this country that in order to achieve true democracy everyone needs a voice.”

Campaigners will run a street stall where residents can sign the petition and add their voice to ever-growing calls for Proportional Representation. It will be held at Tesco 21-29 Ballards Ln, Finchley, London N3 1XP.