This is on off shoot from Robs thread on vehicle census data. https://netrider.net.au/forums/showthread.php?t=124018 . The sensus indicates that from 2006-2011 the proportion of registered bikes rose from 3-4%. Why is this important? For states with legislative councils 4.7% of the vote is required to gain a seat. However after preferences the primary vote can be substantially lower. Shooters in NSW recieved 2.8% of the primary vote in 2007 and had a member easily elected. We now have more bike owners than gun owners. So can we get a motorcycle party member elected to parliament? My answer is not at this moment. Shooters had serious reason to act due to major changes in gun laws. MC haven't had that, but the CTP hike in NSW came close. Shooters also fit fairly well on the right of politics so voters know in a hung parliment which way their vote will go and be happy with it. We don't have such a leaning. But lets pretend for a second the current trend in motorised two wheel vehicles continues. It wont be long till we could easily win a seat in an election with less than half of riders voting for an MC party. Would half the riders ever vote for an MC politician? Well we will never know if we don't try. Seeing the power that Fred Nile and the shooters are currently brandishing shows how much we could benifit from a similar situation. So is an MC party a good idea? Do we have enough issues to warrent one, and is there enough consensus agreement on those issues? Is anyone here politically motivated enough to start one? Discuss the pros and cons.