Author Archives: Anthony Tuffin

Ten faults with FPTP

I’ve posted ten faults of First Past The Post (Winner takes all) voting to the link below. Please tell me if you think of more faults. https://www.facebook.com/notes/make-seats-match-votes/ten-fptp-faults/232886063963610/ Advertisements

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Represent or Representative

Someone recently wrote on Facebook, “If you think, for example, that a rich white male can represent underprivileged women from ethnic minorities just as well as one of those women’s peers could, then you are very sadly mistaken.” There would … Continue reading

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STV Technical

STV Action recommends you to join the new electoral reform Facebook group, STV Technical, if you are interested in the technicalities of STV, such as calculating quotas: http://www.facebook.com/groups/174665706660004/about. There’s no subscription. STV Technical as an ally of, not a rival … Continue reading

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Make Seats Match Votes

STV Action recommends you to join the new electoral reform Facebook group, Make Seats Match Votes (MSMV): http://www.facebook.com/groups/213803319205218. There’s no subscription.

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Systems Recommendations

This post is based on information kindly supplied by Richard Lung. The reports, where the politicians are their own referees – Hansard Society MPs, Labour Party Plant Commission; Jenkins Report (under secret Blair tutelage) – generally favour an Additional Member … Continue reading

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Systems comparison

Click on https://stvact.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/comparison-of-fptp-and-its-two-main-uk-challengers-2.pdf to see a comparison of FPTP and its two main UK challengers against a number of features. Decide for yourself which of the features listed are important to you, and see how the different systems compare.

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Party proportionality isn’t everything

Lack of party proportionality is only one of the many defects of First Past The Post voting. It has many more defects and most types of proportional presentation (PR) will not cure them but PR by Single Transferable Vote (STV) … Continue reading

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Labour’s view in 2007

Today is the 11th anniversary of the publication of the Labour Government’s “Governance of Britain” paper, https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/228834/7170.pdf . There is much in it of interest to all who are interested in constitutional reform. The Government of the day announced four … Continue reading

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Features of a good voting system

This is a copy of the paper I sent on 30 April 2018 to Make Votes Matter (MVM) in response to its invitation to members to say what we would look for in a voting system: The three most important … Continue reading

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Corruption more likely with one-party Councils

A report completed for the Electoral Reform Society has found that one-party dominated councils are at much higher risk of corruption (51% higher) than competitive councils. It also concluded that one-party dominated councils typically achieve lower price savings: 2.1% compared … Continue reading

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