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The UK should switch its electoral system from "first past the post" to "alternative vote".
Countries with a system of proportional representation have a "
kinder, gentler democracy
" according to scholars.
Voter turnout at elections is relatively low, with
34.2% not voting in the 2017 snap election
. An alternative voting system could put an end to the idea of "safe seats" in which the same parties have often held seats for over a hundred years, which naturally engenders voter apathy.
method is not a form of proportional representation.