examples of direct democracyWatch
Think about party leadership elections for example; for the Conservative party, their leader is elected from within parliament, meaning that their members did not have a direct input over who leads them. However, if we look at the most recent Labour party leadership election, all registered members and affiliated supporters were able to vote on a "one member, one vote" system, which is an example of direct democracy.
So, always consider the context within which you judge parties to be a form of direct democracy.
I hope this has helped!
Fred - UEA PG Rep