Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Calling all single transferable vote junkies - you're gonna love this

One of the arguments for STV is that it gives voters more choice than many of the alternative voting systems. They can even choose between candidates of the same party.

Well, here's a case in point. The Australian state of Tasmania uses STV for electing its House of Assembly (equivalent to the House of Commons). The final count is now drawing to a close and in the seat of Lyons, a long-serving Labor MP, David Lllewellyn, has been unseated by Rebecca White, who also stood for Labor. It seems as if Ms White even campaigned against her fellow Labor candidates.

This is yet another reason why neither Labour nor the Conservatives will ever embrace STV with any enthusiasm.

Posted via web from Neil Stockley

2 comments:

仲亨仲亨 said...

先告訴自己希望成為什麼樣的人,然後一步一步實踐必要的步驟。........................................

仲亨仲亨 said...

We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull, Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.............................................