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No to PR and an elected second chamber

Some Conservative colleagues argue vehemently against the introduction of proportional representation for elections to the House of Commons but support an elected second chamber.  I point out to them that there is an inherent inconsistency in their argument. The fundamental … Continue reading

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Seeing the light

There is an excellent article in today’s Daily Telegraph written by Ferdinand Mount explaining why he was wrong to support proportional representation:   “It took me several decades to fall in love with electoral reform. It has taken me less than … Continue reading

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Proportionality of power

I have variously made the point that the term ‘proportional representation’ is misleading in two respects.  First, it is not an alternative system to our current first-past-the-post electoral system.  It is a generic term, encompassing a large number of systems, … Continue reading

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