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Saturday, September 21, 2013

STV - the right system for Wellington

A good article from Nigel Roberts explaining why STV is a better system than First Past the Post.

I have now led two campaigns for STV in Wellington and appreciate Wellingtonians' support for the system. Many people have a good understanding of it which is not surprising given how political and educated many people are in this city.

We have now had to have mayors elected with 50% support of the city for 9 years, why would we ever go back to the old system? Should be adopted for all Council elections and probably Parliament too, each MP should have their own electorate.

Photo courtesy of electoral-reform.org.uk

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