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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 AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 25th Jul - 8:20pm
    Charles Rothwell - With respect (and to be clear I do mean that). There are some very rose-tinted views of the continent at the moment....
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 25th Jul - 8:15pm
    Jackie, I don't think this is the right thread to post my manifesto. An emergency budget to secure the recovery - let's do it.
  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 25th Jul - 8:02pm
    Eddie Sammon - 'what I’m saying is an emergency budget can’t just be seen as an excuse for the rich to take more power.' Well...OK...
  • User AvatarT-J 25th Jul - 7:58pm
    @Raddiy 'This is where the debate falls down, when the talk is about devolution for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland we talk about what is...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 25th Jul - 7:56pm
    Hi Jackie, what I'm saying is an emergency budget can't just be seen as an excuse for the rich to take more power. I've thought...
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    @ Dav, Anonymous LD' s story whilst unique, is just so familiar to me in many respects. In the support meetings between foster parents and...