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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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    Showing once again the Lib Dems are as evil as the Tories...
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    Stephen Tall is to be congratulated for unearthing these clips. However, it’s a shame he was unable to find anything earlier from the silent era,...
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    @ David Allen, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband are all patrons of UpRising.
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    @Peter Watson "I don’t know if Simon thinks that original policy is silly or the one that followed coalition" The answer to your question, in...
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    The latest NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is a Norwegian. He is from a non-nuclear country of identical population size as Scotland. Norway isn't...
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    A very attractive poster which should help the "No" campaign, far better than some of the bullying they have been engaged in. I'm not really...