Tag Archives: proportional representation

Look What You Could Have Won (2019 version)

As in 2015 and 2017, I’ve done a little thought exercise about what would have potentially happened in the recent General Election had the single transferable vote method been used to elect MPs. The usual caveats apply, especially as the number of tactical voters this time is supposed to have been much higher than normal […]

Suffragettes

If you’ve not seen the film Suffragette, you should do so. It’s the story of how one women gets drawn into the battle for women’s votes in the 1910s, and how she was excluded from her family and community as a result. It’s a sharp reminder of how activism often has a high personal cost. […]

Just Look What You Could Have Won

Shortly after the election the Electoral Reform Society published a bar chart which showed the results under “Proportional Representation”. Basically they had treated the whole of the UK as one constituency, and apportioned the votes into seats using something known as the d’Hondt mechanism, which is what we use to determine MEPs in elections to the […]