Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bristol University | Electoral systems reviewed in new report

Bristol University | News from the University | Electoral report:

A major new report on the pros and cons of different voting systems will be launched today at the British Academy. It will address the following:

* Should the system for electing MPs be changed?
* What should replace it?
* What system should be used for an elected second chamber?

With the prospects of a hung Parliament increasing; the Commons voting for a referendum on changing the current “first past the post” system in 2011; and all three major parties now seemingly committed to a wholly or largely elected House of Lords; the review could not be timelier.

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