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After two decades of PR being used for elections to devolved bodies, it is clear that FPTP for UK general elections produces wildly unrepresentative results

Simpson, Ian (2021) After two decades of PR being used for elections to devolved bodies, it is clear that FPTP for UK general elections produces wildly unrepresentative results. British Politics and Policy at LSE (16 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

How do Westminster election results compare to those of devolved institutions? Ian Simpson looks at how the 2021 election results for the Scottish Parliament, Senedd Cymru, and the London Assembly compare with the results of the previous five sets of Westminster elections. He shows how the Additional Member System, a version of proportional representation that is used across the three devolved institutions, produces much fairer outcomes for voters than the First Past the Post system that is still used for UK general elections.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 14:24
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 14:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112086

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