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Opinion: Worst past the post? Debating electoral reform for local government

Last year in May, Scottish voters were given the chance to vote using the Single Transferable Vote to select their local councillors for the second time since the introduction of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act of 2004. The Bill owes its life to the Liberal Democrats; it was a key demand for us entering into the Lib-Lab coalition government in Scotland. Almost ten years on from when the Bill became law, STV has done what it says on the tin. It has produced almost proportional results (exact proportionality is pretty much impossible under any system), it has almost doubled the …

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  • User AvatarRoger Roberts 30th Sep - 8:44pm
    Enough is Enough ! Words from the Tory Conference are so illiberal that they must put the continuation of the Coalition in very serious danger...
  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 30th Sep - 8:08pm
    @JohnTilley 30th Sep '14 - 7:42pm Come on John, some of us like to sleep at night. Any chance of you posting such scenarios first...
  • User AvatarStevan Rose 30th Sep - 8:07pm
    In the NW England I know closed pubs and empty shops are re-opening. Growth is clear, causes not so clear, whether that is down to...
  • User AvatarRoland 30th Sep - 8:04pm
    @William Hobhouse - I suggest you read the Guardian article Teena links to for an answer to your question. (It also contains an interesting link...
  • User Avatarmatt 30th Sep - 7:57pm
    @ Kelly-Marie Blundell "The Coalition have an obligation to deliver what they have signed up to do – MPs and Ministers have a collective responsibility...
  • User AvatarBill le Breton 30th Sep - 7:52pm
    Eddie, being concerned about disinflationary pressures is not the same as 'think(ing) inflation doesn’t really matter'. Here's a very interesting piece from today's FT on...