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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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    So the most dangerous person in the UK, as far as Putin is concerned, is the MP for Ludlow, Phillip Dunne - number 18 on...
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    "The Human Rights Act is vital and we must fight to keep it" Don't be absurd, Tim, insomuch as it will be replaced by a...
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    "The Human Rights Act is a favourite target of the right wing press. They hate it because it is ‘European' ..." Tim Farron is right...
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    David, your argument has some point but it is a little too absolute. One hell of a lot of people who are voting for Labour...
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    Charlie You say -- "..In Germany , the education system delivers what the country needs to produce an economy based upon high value manufacturing. "...
  • User AvatarAshley 30th May - 10:18am
    I agree with much of this posted above however I don't agree with the notion of simply giving up on people in a liberal society....
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