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The 2015 General Election was further proof that First Past the Post is not fit for purpose

Terry, Chris and Garland, Jess (2015) The 2015 General Election was further proof that First Past the Post is not fit for purpose. Democratic Audit UK (16 Jun 2015). Website.

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Abstract

The 2015 General Election produced an unexpected majority government, however it did so despite the rise of smaller parties such as the Greens and UKIP, who between them only won 2 seats, despite polling around 5 million votes. Chris Terry and Jess Garland argue that the result shows that the First Past the Post electoral system is now chronically out of date, with territorial and cultural divisions being hardened by a crude, majoritarian system.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 08:11
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81132

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