Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #ProportionalRepresentation

Most recents (24)

First we had this. Starmer suddenly has a "long-standing view against PR."
A tangible change in tone, from constructive ambiguity to clear against.
What is going on? (A thread) 1/15โ€ฆ
You'd have imagined the official spokesperson would have said, "#PR for the Commons isn't the priority but Lords reform is. In power, we'll consult on the best voting system for our new elected 'Assembly of Nations'." They didn't say that, why? 2/15โ€ฆ
The Brown report is aware that the new second chamber must have "electoral legitimacy". 3/15โ€ฆ Image
Read 15 tweets
In last week's local elections, just over 1-in-5 voters (21.9%) across Lewes District voted Conservative - yet @LewesCons won 0% of the council seats... Conservative voters across the @LewesDC District now find themselves unrepresented politically on the council.

A thread ๐Ÿงต Image
2/ If this outcome bothers you, you might want to know that this is the result of the very electoral system the Conservative Party leadership currently supports - First Past The Post (FPTP) - and that it's a system so bizarre that it can even lead to wrong result elections...
3/ FPTP leaves swathes of the electorate voiceless - at #GE2019, 71% of votes cast made no difference to the overall result. It undermines trust in politics & faith in British democracy. When voters realise this, they wonder why they're being denied a fair system & equal voice...
Read 8 tweets
How to vote in the local elections on May 4th.

Together we can remove 1000s of Tory councillors from 100s of Tory councils.

A thread ๐Ÿงต


To find out who to vote for to remove, or block, Tories from your council on May 4th:

1. Visit StopTheTories.Vote

2. Put in your postcode

3. Tell a friend, download a poster, signup for updates

4. Show up and vote tactically!

(Remember your Voter ID!)

Read 13 tweets
Just spoke in @UKHouseofLords on the need for real Lords reform and for an electoral system which lets people get what they vote for. Just 43% of those who voted, supported the Conservatives at the last general election, but they won an 80 seat majority. Disastrous consequences.
A link to the one hour debate on constitutional issues in the UK, which was initiated by @GreenJennyJones and both William Wallace and I contributed from the Lib Dem benches.โ€ฆ
Read 4 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!