Monthly Archives: November 2014

Most voted against UKIP but UKIP won!

Congratulations to Mark Reckless and UKIP on their bye-election victory in Rochester and Strood this week. But he won with only 42.1% of the vote – about the same percentage as Mrs Thatcher and Mr Blair repeatedly scored nationally for … Continue reading

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MPs ignore evidence – “just rearranging the deckchairs”

STV Action issued the following Media Release today: “MPs ignore evidence A Committee of MPs investigating voter engagement has ignored the obvious fact that people see no point in voting when their votes make no difference. Under First Past The … Continue reading

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MPs ignore the obvious

A report by MPs on voter engagement has ignored the obvious fact that people see no point in voting when their votes make no difference. Under First Past The Post, votes make no difference in about 70% of constituencies. Politicians … Continue reading

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Election statistics

If you have missed the records of UK election statistics that the Electoral Reform Society used to publish on its website, you may care to visit http://psephos.adam-carr.net where you can find a comprehensive record of election statistics from around the … Continue reading

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Roads for votes!

David Cameron was accused yesterday of proposing relief roads for marginal constituencies to attract votes in next year’s General Election. It’s rather like the old story that marginal constituencies, especially those served by the Central Wales Line, were spared the … Continue reading

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Simple explanations for reformers

C G P Grey has made three simple, explanatory videos, which are all worth watching by electoral reformers and each one is followed by on-line debate. Although they are in an American context, the principles are universal so they should … Continue reading

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