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    Electoral Reform

    The Lib Dims asked for it in 2010. Suddenly the Labour supporting unions think it is a good idea -


    https://labourlist.org/2022/06/uniso...m-campaigners/

    Delegates at the UNISON conference voting to back proportional representation has been welcomed by electoral reform campaigners, who have hailed the commitment from one of the largest unions in the UK as a “huge boost”.

    Delegates at the Labour-affiliated union’s conference voted in favour of a motion calling on UNISON to reject the current first-past-the-post system for electing MPs to the House of Commons and instead embrace PR for future general elections.

    Stephen Smellie explained that the motion had been passed “after being prioritised by members who then had a free debate and vote”, arguing that “the message from conference is clear”.

    “UNISON members are sick of Westminster’s distorting first-past-the-post voting system and want a proportional system that properly reflects the voice of working people,” the UNISON national executive committee member said.

    Sources said the motion was passed by a show of hands, not being close enough to warrant a ‘card vote’. UNISON now joins fellow Labour-affiliated unions Unite, ASLEF, the Musicians Union and the TSSA in having adopted pro-electoral reform stances.
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

    #2
    In favour of it meself. Get rid of the unelected House of Lords too.

    PS Although not so sure it can possibly be a good idea if lefty union twats support it.
    PPS Voting percentage cannot exactly match number of party members in 650 seats so reccommend we slice bits off some MPs to acheive complete proportionality.
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      #3
      Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
      PPS Voting percentage cannot exactly match number of party members in 650 seats so reccommend we slice bits off some MPs to acheive complete proportionality.
      Does the voting public get to choose which bits get sliced off?

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        #4
        Originally posted by xoggoth View Post

        PS Although not so sure it can possibly be a good idea if lefty union twats support it.

        They want Labour in power and realise with constituency boundaries it makes it harder for Labour to form a government.


        Also depending how it is done it would mean Labour wouldn't waste time campaigning and putting up candidates in certain constituencies as they could just have the left-leaning party in their coalition.
        Last edited by SueEllen; 20 June 2022, 11:38.
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          #5
          Yes they would never suggest unless there was self interest. Always those that would benefit promote this.
          It makes sense - I remember the Libs getting about 12% of the vote one year and one seat or something uncorrelated.

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            #6
            What ? Get rid of a voting system that is centuries out of date in favour of something more sensible ? Will never happen, not in Westminster.
            When freedom comes along, don't PISH in the water supply.....

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              #7
              Sounds like a recipe for weak coalition governments. No thankyou.

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                #8
                Originally posted by TestMangler View Post
                What ? Get rid of a voting system that is centuries out of date in favour of something more sensible ? Will never happen, not in Westminster.
                What has changed in the intervening centuries to make it out of date?
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Guy At Charnock Richard View Post
                  Sounds like a recipe for weak coalition governments. No thankyou.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by d000hg View Post

                    What has changed in the intervening centuries to make it out of date?
                    The imminent break up of the Union?
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