A Conversation for Notes From a Small Planet... Election Special!
British electoral system - Vote for Change?
IanDHalls Started conversation May 8, 2010
In all the discussions of the recent election we have heard much about the unfairness of the first past the post system. In Britain we also have a relatively low percentage of people who actually turn out to vote. Why?
One answer that is never mentioned/suggested is that in many costituencies to vote differently from the view of the majority in that seat is a waste of time and effort - its a safe seat! So we need a different system to reflect those thousands whose votes are worthless or who, as I did this time, just stay at home.
Are there any others out there like me? The change I want is to be able to know that I am voting for someone, or in some way, that broadly represents what I believe would be best for all of us.
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