Tag Archives: liberal democrat conference fringe

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 …

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , , and | 8 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarDJ 25th Sep - 9:30pm
    Uber consumers rate their driver (as do driver's their passengers) and my impression is this is usually based on how soon they turn up, how...
  • User AvatarJohn King 25th Sep - 8:59pm
    Roger Liddle's point that easing the pain of Brexit through a long transition makes protests less likely seems very valid. Protests are already very muted...
  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 25th Sep - 8:56pm
    Thanks for the summary, George, and as Lorenzo says keep up the good work! I've joined your supporters, but please hold an event in the...
  • User AvatarMichael BG 25th Sep - 8:08pm
    @ Andrew McCaig We don’t need to tax homes; we should tax large amounts of wealth; we should not be against inheritance. Liberals should be...
  • User Avatarmarkfairclough 25th Sep - 7:42pm
    There is also a by-election for the Kingstone ward on Barnsley metropolitan council, date 28th September, LD candidate John Ellis Mourant
  • User AvatarHywel 25th Sep - 7:40pm
    I am contractually obliged to mention LBJ on any post about JFK. Though even I have to admit his oratory doesn't match Kennedy - though...