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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 AvatarJohnTilley 27th Jan - 8:12am
    David Allen 26th Jan '15 - 11:29pm "...............it makes absolutely no difference that a band of sad Old Libdems are still hanging around trying to...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 27th Jan - 7:48am
    Suddenly this issue has all become much clearer. The man who does not have the stomach for the fight the General Election as a Liberal...
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 27th Jan - 7:09am
    Caron 9:41pm - well said
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 27th Jan - 7:03am
    Mary, Apologies. When I read your words "national leaders" I took that to mean leaders of other nations. My mistake. Nevertheless, I think people will...
  • User Avatarmalc 27th Jan - 12:14am
    Why no calls from Caron for Nick Clegg's resignation for supporting secret courts? Surely that is also at odds with every thing the LibDems stand...
  • User AvatarAlice Thomas 27th Jan - 12:14am
    Simon - apologies yes, 4 black women and one woman of other ethnic heritage - see this article from 2012: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/jun/21/page-3-sun-sylvia-barrie The intention is not...