Monthly Archives: March 2015

“STV could allow extending suffrage to do more than add to the ranks of disengaged voters”

This is Tim Ivorson’s supplementary evidence of January 2015 on Voter Engagement to the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee: 1. I see that you have received many submissions in favour of electoral reform, especially single transferable vote (STV). However, … Continue reading

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“’Copper-fastening’ the voting system would be undemocratic.”

A blog at https://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/edward-molloy/female-representation-progress-and-pitfalls calls for more women MPs, which seems a good idea although I do not understand why a higher proportion of women in Parliament is more important than a higher proportion of other groups. Bizarrely, the writer … Continue reading

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“Only a preferential voting system, such as the Single Transferable Vote … provides both proportionality and accountability.”

This is Michael Meadowcroft’s supplementary evidence of 6 January 2015 on Voter Engagement to the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee: The Committee’s Report reads well and it contains many positive and constructive proposals for tackling the endemic problem of … Continue reading

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“People will not vote unless they can see their vote can make a difference”

This is Anthony Tuffin’s supplementary evidence of 7 January 2015 on Voter Engagement to the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee: The evidence supports STV – Many people will not vote unless they can see their vote can make a … Continue reading

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Why should I vote?

This is Anthony Tuffin’s evidence of 20 June 2014 on Voter Engagement to the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee: “1. You ask us, the public, why many people do not vote. I would rather ask you, MPs, why many … Continue reading

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