Monthly Archives: January 2015

Government Review nails accusation against STV

Today is the seventh anniversary of the Ministry of Justice’s Review of Voting Systems. As the review stated in paragraph 21 of the Executive Summary: “All the newly introduced voting systems have achieved a greater degree of [party] proportionality than … Continue reading

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“How do we get rid of you?”

To celebrate today’s 750th anniversary of the first English parliament summoned by Simon de Montfort, let’s repeat five questions the late Tony Benn liked to ask of those in power: • What power have you got? • Where did you … Continue reading

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STV v other PR systems

Most PR systems weaken the link between MPs and their constituents. Actually, it is not very strong with FPTP and STV would strengthen it. Most PR systems would strengthen party power and reduce voter power compared with FPTP. STV would … Continue reading

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