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The UK should replace its first-past-the-post electoral system with the alternative vote method
should the UK replace the current voting system FPTP with the AV voting system?
Countries with a system of proportional representation have a "
kinder, gentler democracy
" according to scholars.
The UK currently uses FPTP , this system tends to lead to a two party system, where by people chose to vote tactically.
An alternative voting system would mean that people will be able to vote for the party they want in power while knowing their vote is not wasted.
an AV would see the house of commons become more representative of the people than it currently is.
The alternative voting system has similar issues as the FPTP system.
British democracy has far bigger problems that should be tackled first.
Proportional representation gives a larger voice to extremist political groups.
FPTP has been used by the UK for a very long time
There was a referendum in 2011 whereby the UK voted no to changing from FPTP to a AV system.
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