Tag Archives: First Past the Post

Sussex can benefit from this call by Caroline, Layla and Clive


Yesterday in the Guardian, this article appeared with a call from these three MPs for their parties to start to work together much more effectively in elections and in other settings. Inevitably there are many people in all three of … Continue reading

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A democratically illiterate Government


I have written previously about the need for a different form of electoral system, made acute in the context of Mays General Election where Sussex elected 14 Conservative MPs, one Green and one Labour MP, yet a proportional result would have … Continue reading

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We should express our outrage


There is a rather murky story in this mornings newspapers regarding Amjad Bashir who was until last week the communities spokesperson for UKIP and is now apparently a member of the Conservative Party. His change of party is apparently so important that he … Continue reading

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We need credible electoral systems


There is no such thing as a perfect electoral system. Our various elected representatives are currently elected under three different mechanisms. The dominant first past the post arrangement in use in local government and British Parliamentary elections, is at variance from the … Continue reading

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