BBC and the Voting System

The BBC has a 'Have your say' section on the electoral system in the UK. This comes from this article. This was my contribution to the BBC.

In 1997, Labour promised electoral reform. In 1998, Lord Jenkins proposed the AV+ system (which maintains a constituency link). This has been ignored by the government.

Politicians who talk of 'Voter Apathy' without addressing the fundamental cause, the voting system, are being disingenuous at best.

This all seems to be springing from yesterday's Times article.

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