As you might be able to tell from a previous post or two, I’m not a huge fan of the current electoral system. Regardless of which policies I believe in, and which candidates I would trust to deliver them, I firmly believe that any democratic country should be able to elect a government that is truely representative of the people who voted, and that our current system does not even come close to that.

Proportional Representation is a viable option, and is dismissed by its detracters for several reasons, none of which I think makes sense based on the evidence of other countries experience. Many years ago (at some point just after the 1983 election), John Cleese made a video explaining PR and how it works. It’s well worth a watch:

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