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The UK should switch its electoral system from "first past the post" to "alternative vote".
The UK should switch its electoral system from "
first past the post
" (FPTP) to "
Countries with a system of proportional representation have a "
kinder, gentler democracy
" according to scholars.
FPTP tends to lead to a two party system where by people chose to vote tactically.
The Alternative Vote system allows people to vote for the party they want in power while knowing their vote is not wasted.
The AV system would see the House of Commons become more representative of the people than it currently is.
The Alternative Vote 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.
You can cause a candidate to loose by ranking them higher or cause them to win by ranking them lower
. (in two of the links, AV is referred to as Instant Runoff Voting. AV, IRV and Hare are all the same thing)
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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