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Friday, September 29, 2006

Changing boundaries

Changing the electoral boundaries is something that has to be done from time to time - demographic changes demand it. However, someone usually loses and somebody gains in every such change. Any changes gains and losses could and should be taken care of by a better system of counting in General Elections. The first past the post system we have now will always favour major parties at the expense of smaller ones. To my mind, this is hardly democracy at work. The person who always votes for the Green Party,for example, never gets his candidate into the Commons. All this talk about democracy - I wonder we call ourselves a democratic country when our electoral system is so biased and skewed against minority voices. If we had an alternative - a real alternative voice to the ones we hear, perhaps this country would improve. Lord knows, it needs to.
Posted by: Robert Leslie Fielding 26 Sep 2006 19:34:38 on Adam Boulton's Sky News blog

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