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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 AvatarShirley Campbell 28th Aug - 12:45am
    I find posts on these subjects to be extremely painful. Women are, and always have been, extremely vulnerable. I thank Lynne Featherstone for her stand...
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    Eleven lords-a leaping? That's one more than the norm.
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    I think that genuine refugees who are fleeing war and are being registered in the EU who say they want to apply for asylum in...
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  • User AvatarGlenn 27th Aug - 11:13pm
    I agree with Matthew Huntbach. There's a distinct lack of humility from the right of the Lib Dems. Once again we're hearing the same thing....
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 27th Aug - 10:53pm
    @ Richard Stallard.... Lord Lieutenants.... "most aren’t particularly political (particularly the ex military".) Put the retired county Colonels in charge of dishing out a gong...............