Monthly Archives: April 2016

Mandate? What mandate?

Although STV Action is neutral between the Government and the junior doctors in their present dispute, we cannot accept one of the Government’s arguments. The Government claims a mandate from last year’s General Election to reform the NHS and introduce … Continue reading

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Silly Vote for Police Commissioners

The Police Commissioner and Mayoral elections on 5 May will be by a voting system known as “SV”. The late Dr David Hill, prominent ERS member and academician, wrote to The Times on 6 May 2012: “The figures for the … Continue reading

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Sark needs STV

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a claim by Sark First, a reform group on the island, for Sark elections to be by proportional representation (PR). The Court commented that there were no formal political parties in Sark … Continue reading

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STV best of both worlds

The Electoral Reform Society (ERS) has produced a very good report on the recent Irish General Election, which was by Single Transferable Vote (STV). The main argument for proportional representation (PR) is usually so the Parliament or Council represents the … Continue reading

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