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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The distortions of our voting system.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/poll-puts-ukip-just-two-points-behind-tories-8624626.html



Poll puts Ukip just two points behind Tories



If the results were repeated at a general election , Labour would have a majority of 104 seats.


 
Just goes to show what a grossly corrupt voting system First Past the Post actually is.
An overall majority of 104 seats on only 35% of people voting for them.

A fair system of Proportional Representation such as STV, (the referendum on AV was a farce. Alternative Vote is not PR.),would produce a result of:
Labour 227 seats
Conservative 156 seats
UKIP 143 seats
Liberal democrat 71 seats
Others 53 seats.

FPTP, is a recipe for producing distorted results which produces distorted governments.