Why no mention of electoral reform?
Dear Sir, — I’m amazed, though perhaps not entirely surprised, that you managed to write your entire editorial on the local election results in last week’s Chronicle without once mentioning electoral reform.
With first past the post, our present system of voting and counting those votes, we get huge majorities on councils that do not reflect the votes cast with the results that you so clearly portray.
When the electorate become unenthusiastic, to put it mildly, with the incumbent party it votes with its feet and the result is cataclysmic.
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