electoral systems Archive

Why I will be voting Labour.

This will be one of the most decisive elections in our lifetimes. Realistically, we have a choice between Labour and Conservative, there is no wriggle room to waste votes pretending we live in a democracy. I say that as someone who is not a member of a political party and would, under different circumstances, be

First Past the Post creates illegitimate Governments

The outcome of the UK general election resulted in the Conservative Party winning 331 seats thus allowing David Cameron to form a majority government. This may sound perfectly reasonable at first, they did win the most seats so surely Cameron has a mandate to govern and implement the policies within his party’s manifesto. However, the