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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 AvatarLorenzo Cherin 22nd Jul - 12:39am
    Extra edition David , unity between threads, Princess Kate, I alluded to a couple of times in our running gag, I mean , discussion, on...
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  • User AvatarMichael BG 22nd Jul - 12:29am
    I dislike the idea of electing one person as leader who makes the decisions, I call it an elective dictatorship and it is not true...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 22nd Jul - 12:17am
    David , a lovely post We have much that bonds us I a couple of decades after you or more, marched that route to free...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 22nd Jul - 12:09am
    A nice piece , enjoyable style and good sense. I too support the respect and affection for the social democrat heritage. I was a Labour...
  • User AvatarMichael BG 21st Jul - 11:57pm
    @ Katharine Pindar Thank you for your kind words. @ Mike S We have a different view of what a strategy is. A strategy is...