Seven states and the District of Columbia are holding primaries today, while we watch the ongoing choice of a putative Prime Minister by a very small proportion of the electorate from among five candidates up to four of whom, certainly including the media-designated front runner, would not be MPs at all if, instead of those for safe seats being centrally appointed by their own school and university mates with the Pavlovian applause of no more than two dozen starstruck septuagenarians in the constituency, each party submitted to a binding ballot of the whole constituency electorate its locally determined internal shortlist of two for Prospective Parliamentary Candidate. That should happen in the course of each Parliament, as a matter of routine.
As should each party's submission to a binding ballot of the whole national electorate of its nationally determined internal shortlist of two for Leader. And as should each party's submission to such a ballot of the 10 policies proposed by the most of its branches, with each voter entitled to vote for up to two, and with the top seven guaranteed inclusion in the subsequent General Election manifesto. We also need a ballot line system, such that voters would be able to indicate that they were voting for a given candidate specifically as endorsed by a smaller party or other campaigning organisation, with the number of votes by ballot line recorded and published separately.
Among other things, of course.