Friday, April 15, 2005

An end to first past the post?

Many thanks to the Make My Vote Count blog for bringing this to my attention; it appears that a change to the electoral process is being looked into by Labour. I’m sure we’ve heard this all before but it’s still holds some interesting prospects for the future of our democracy.

“The Government admitted last night that it had secretly begun a review into an alternative to the current first-past-the-post system, the “unfairness” of which threatens to be laid bare in the election.

The disclosure represents a significant shift in Labour’s position on how MPs are elected and could yet herald the introduction of a similar voting system to those in place for the Scottish and European parliaments and the Welsh Assembly.” Link


Anonymous Paul Davies said...

nice that someone spotted it amid the rambling.

I would highlight things like this more prominently, but that would involve making less references to Boris, which would be a shame

8:08 pm  

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