Monthly Archives: May 2015

Local action for electoral reform

I sent the following message to all ERS Council members today: “The following letter appeared in yesterday’s Chichester Observer, our local newspaper: “Democracy requires that the will of the people be reflected in the outcome of an election, whether or … Continue reading

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Time for statesmanship

Many supporters of the United Kingdom remaining united were concerned about the prospect of a minority Labour Government dependent for survival on SNP votes. However, an (English) Conservative Government, with a wafer-thin majority facing a large SNP as the third … Continue reading

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Safe seats

368 seats are so safe the Electoral Reform Society has already called the result in them. •25.7 million voters live in safe seats. •79.3% of constituencies in North East England are safe seats, with 77.8% in Northern Ireland and 70% … Continue reading

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Benefit the nation and the voters

If the Liberal Democrats get about half UKIP’s votes (8% against 14%) but about 10 times as many MPs 20 – 30 against 2 – 3), will the Liberal Democrats stand by their principals and demand electoral reform? In particular, … Continue reading

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STV v FPTP

We have recommended http://www.knackered.org.uk before for a very clear explanation by David Green (former ERS Council member) of the disadvantages of First Past The Post and advantages of the Single Transferable Vote. We also recommend The Politics of Electoral Reform … Continue reading

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First Past The Post is destroying the Union

David Green, a former member of the Electoral Reform Society’s Council, has issued the following circular to national & regional media: Our voting system is destroying our union with Scotland in the same way it destroyed our union with Ireland I … Continue reading

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Make a difference!

How to vote! Indeed whether to vote? Living in a very safe District Council ward in a very safe constituency, I knew I could not help choose my District Council or Parliamentary representative who would not really represent me. Similarly, … Continue reading

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