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Those of Faith Should Think about Voting Reform

This is a guest Post by David Smith Christians try to engage with government over a number of public issues, but must often be frustrated by dumb government decisions. On its website the Joint Public Issues Team (formed by several … Continue reading

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An Ethical Case for Electoral Reform

A message from David Smith (revised 25 October) As one of the ‘admins’ of this site I have taken it upon myself to inform you of a recently published booklet by retired bishop Colin Buchanan entitled ‘An Ethical Case for … Continue reading

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What Russell Brand could have said about voting

Contributed by David Smith. This is his opinion and not necessarily that of STV Action. On Newsnight on Wednesday 23rd October, following the announcement that Russell Brand would guest edit an issue of the New Statesman, Jeremy Paxman challenged him … Continue reading

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STV to stay in Ireland

Submitted by Keith Underhill on Tue, 22/10/2013 – 13:53 There was a lot of talk about Ireland changing its voting system, a constitutional convention was set up and in August it come to the following conclusion: “The Convention decided decisively … Continue reading

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Two Practical Steps to advance STV

The Reform Groups Network site is well worth a visit. We found two blogs of particular interest. First, John Greenwood has suggested, under “A Cunning Plan to demonstrate a better voting system” of 8 October, running demonstration PR elections alongside … Continue reading

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Australian and German elections

Submitted by editor on Sun, 20/10/2013 – 18:50 The Proportional Representation Society of Australia (PRSA) has issued very interesting reports – the best we have seen – on the recent general elections in Australia and Germany. Like Fair Vote in … Continue reading

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First past the post helped cause USA shut-down

Submitted by editor on Sat, 19/10/2013 – 10:05 Rob Richie, Executive Director of Fair Vote (in the USA), and his colleague, Devin McCarthy, have written excellent articles in Washington Post and Huffington Post and we recommend you to read them. … Continue reading

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Do Lib Dems have the nerve to win STV for local government?

Posted by Editor What do you think will be the most important political document in the UK for the next couple of years? The Liberal Democrats’ manifesto for the 2015General Election? Well, that was the view of the BBC’s Political … Continue reading

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Triumph for democracy

Submitted by editor on Sun, 01/09/2013 – 18:36 No doubt, some of us will agree and some will disagree with the House of Commons’ decision on 29 August not to authorize force against Syria but surely we can all agree … Continue reading

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Change of Officers

Posted by Editor We are very sorry that, a while ago, John Cross resigned as an Officer of STV Action and our Webmaster. We thank him for all the excellent work he did for the site, and for the transitional … Continue reading

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