Tag Archive for Alternative vote

Constitutional reform

Lord Norton

Lord McNally, the Justice Minister, yesterday repeated the statement  – made in the Commons by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg  – on constitutional reform.  Rather like Nick Clegg, he attracted some critical questions.  This is hardly surprising given the scope of what is proposed.  There will be one Bill covering the equalisation of constituency boundaries,…

Voting Systems

Lord Soley

I have been involved in a number of discussions recently about the voting system. Most of us know what we don’t like about first-past-the-post but are far more divided in our views when it comes to the alternatives. PR does not necessarily increase  participation and many such systems break the link between the MP and the…