Friday, June 29, 2007

A Fresh Start for Democracy?

To coincide with the establishment of the new UK Government, the ERS have launched a new campaign - click on the banner to go to the main web-site. It's essentially an attempt to move the Westminster voting system AWAY from the majoritarian first-past-the-post to a more proportional alternative.

All the nations and regions within the UK, and local government in Scotland and Northern Ireland, now use some form of PR

... only Westminster, and local government in England and Wales, still use first-past-the-post ...

4 comments:

frank said...

And Westminster still has a Labour majority!

Sainted George said...

A refreshing post councillor. After this I was losing faith in democracy in the Labour party

http://scottishrajwatch.blogspot.com/2007/06/todays-disgrace-english-patient.html

Andrew said...

Frank

It will lose it at some stage though - and don't forget what followed the last time that happened in 1979 ...

Andrew

Andrew said...

Sainted George - thanks for the comment, Andrew