Bring on Electoral Reform


Britain’s first-past-the-post system is supposed to produce single-party majority governments. One argument against proportional voting systems is that they make for messy, indecisive election outcomes, in which politicians rather than voters determined who should form the government. To avoid that is arguably a price worth paying for our “unfair” voting system that punishes smaller parties with geographically dispersed support. But first-past-the-post isn’t working. Time for electoral reform methinks.


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Poet and performance maker based in Cambridge and London

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