Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Gould update ...

Several readers have been in touch re- my earlier post on the Gould Report ... basically saying that the report doesn't make it entirely clear whether the 'management of elections', which Gould certainly does recommend should rest with the Scottish Government and not Westminster, would include the actual voting system?

Well, my quick reading of the report is that it "could include" the voting system ... the Scotland Act (1998) would have to be re-opened anyhow if the recommendation to have all electoral management issues reside in Scotland was followed through - and that re-opening could obviously include the actual electoral system for Holyrood becoming a determination for the Scottish Parliament and not for Westminster.

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