PR isn’t a solution to public disengagement   Leave a comment

First published for Open Democracy in October 2007

From all the current Westminster hype you might think the replacement of our current Single Member Plurality System (SMPS) with Proportional Representation (PR) would be a revolution akin to giving women the vote. According to PR advocates, by making our seat-to-vote translation more proportional, those that feel the current system renders their vote irrelevant will finally be tempted back to the ballot box, and new life will be breathed into our old political system. But can we assume that public dissatisfaction with the First-Past-The-Post voting system is the root cause of public disengagement from politics?

You can find the rest of this article here: http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/2007/10/31/pr-isnt-a-solution-to-public-disengagement

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Posted February 4, 2011 by suzydean in Constitutional Reform

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