Take Back Parliament – Let’s Reform Local Elections

Posted: May 22, 2011 in cornwall council, electoral reform
Take Back Parliament: Let’s Reform Local ElectionsWhile STV would be a poor reform choice for General Elections or for the House of Lords, in my opinion, it is clearly a strong choice for local elections. Firstly, we know it works; it is already used in Scotland and Northern Ireland for local elections. Secondly, it would break up the block votes and distribute the seats more evenly. Finally, it would encourage people to look at their candidates more as individuals than simply party representatives.”
Following the AV flop democratic reformers have started to debate the direction of any future campaigning. One suggestion is proportional representation for local elections in England and the Duchy of Cornwall. Now surely this is an idea that we can all get behind.

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