1 September 2015
We all know that the current First Past The Post election system is leading to distorted results. At the last election the Conservative Party gained only 37% of the vote but over 50% of the seats in the House of Commons.
Four million people voted for UKIP and over a million people voted for the Green Party and yet each of them only has one MP. The SNP got 1.5 million votes and yet has more than fifty MPs. It is clear that parliament doesn’t reflect how people voted.
In a recent article for The Croydon Citizen, Peter Underwood writes how this distorts not only what happens in government but at a local council level too.
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