Posts Tagged “single transferable vote”

How can we sell the Single Transferable Vote to the public?

by Stephen Tall on February 11, 2010

The last 24 hours’ focus on voting systems – surely every Lib Dem’s dream come true? – have highlighted just how hard it will be to gain acceptance for the party’s preferred proportional voting system, the single transferable vote.
It’s no surprise that almost all MPs from the two establishment parties, Labour and the Tories, […]

The 14 non-Lib Dem MPs who backed the Single Transferable Vote

by Stephen Tall on February 10, 2010

The House of Commons yesterday voted by 365 votes to 187 to hold a UK-wide referendum on changing the voting system next year from first-past-the-post to the alternative vote. The Lib Dems reluctantly voted for the alternative vote, as the most modest of improvements on the current, broken system.
But the party, in the person […]