Tag Archives: Single Transferable Vote

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 […]

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 […]

The Straw Has Snapped

Theresa May trying hard not to define extremism but insist that it was right that peoples’ human rights should be restricted was not a good start to the morning. Reading David Cameron’s quote –  “For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens ‘as long as you obey the law, […]