Tag Archive for electoral system

Horses for courses….

Lord Norton

Electoral systems are means to an end.  The ends can and do differ, so one  selects an electoral system appropriate to the end.   We have, as others have already mentioned, the Alternative Vote (AV) system for electing a replacement peer when an hereditary peer in the House dies.   My objection is to ends rather than the…


Lord Tyler

The public, egged on by the media, think that MPs – and Peers too perhaps – are just mindless robots. They accuse Parliamentarians of being the creatures of the Party Whips, voting as they are told rather than as they believe. The common perception is of a herd of sheep, rather than a collection of…