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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 AvatarEddie Sammon 27th Aug - 3:49pm
    I think the Lib Dems should try to meet the needs of the vast majority of women in the country. I also think they should...
  • User AvatarKeith Legg 27th Aug - 3:48pm
    Psi - it's the Senate which debates and discusses constitutional issues and federal appointments, so ensuring that each state has equal representation in that.
  • User AvatarFrankBooth 27th Aug - 3:34pm
    Will we be getting an LDV response to Rotherham soon?
  • User AvatarAlice Thomas 27th Aug - 3:32pm
    HPDL - sorry, I'm having issues with my small screen. There is also an issue with the assumption in your argument that the priorities of...
  • User AvatarStuart 27th Aug - 3:16pm
    @Martin @Ruth Bright When this last came up a few months back, I did some very rough analysis of the last election results and I...
  • User AvatarAlice Thomas 27th Aug - 3:13pm
    HPDL - I am aware that even full equality of opportunity would not always be reflected in equality of outcome. That is why I specifically...