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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 AvatarStevan Rose 1st Apr - 12:40am
    Joey Essex. The strongest argument there is in favour of requiring an examination before being granted a vote. The boy has made a fortune out...
  • User Avatarmalc 1st Apr - 12:32am
    Phyllis "I’m afraid my head tells me that nothing in the Lib Dem manifesto can be treated as anything other than a wish-list, ready to...
  • User AvatarDavid Allen 1st Apr - 12:14am
    The argument seems to go like this. Some people like and trust the SNP, think they can play a constructive role, and do not expect...
  • User AvatarPaul in Wokingham 31st Mar - 11:20pm
    You've never heard of Joey Essex? The bard of Billericay? The sage of Southend? The prognosticator of... somewhere in Essex beginning with 'P'? You've really...
  • User AvatarJudy Abel 31st Mar - 10:48pm
    Sorry meant to delete that last sentence!
  • User AvatarJudy Abel 31st Mar - 10:45pm
    Firstly, let's welcome this programme. At least the Lib Dems have tried to raise the profile of mental health problems and tried to break the...
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