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All the newly introduced voting systems have achieved a greater degree of proportionality than FPTP, although only STV in Northern Ireland has achieved what academic observers consider to be close to genuine proportionality. While the FPTP system for Westminster currently favours the Labour Party, it allows large swings in seats to be won by the two major parties although this is less predictable with the emergence of a stronger third party, the Liberal Democrats.

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stv appears to be the fairest method of election, certainly much fairer than ist past the post.

Posted by stephen cahill on 2008-01-26 11:29:17.
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