I wanted the Assembly to be an inclusive institution and that meant that it could not be a Mid Glamorgan County Council on stilts with a permanent Labour majority, which it would have been if all AMs were elected by first-past-the-post
Based on the result of the last general election in 2011, it is estimated that the ruling party would have obtained around 380 deputies instead of 327, if the first-past-the-post
system had been in effect at the last general elections.
But if voters choose to retain the existing first-past-the-post
system then PR is off the agenda for a generation.
Conservative councillors have submitted a motion urging people to back first-past-the-post
The only way Gordon Brown's going to stay in power is if the Government is no longer elected on a first-past-the-post
system, which is why he's now looking at a method called the third-past-thepost system.
VOTING: Westminster's first-past-the-post
system can see parties having a disproportionate number of MPs compared to votes received.
Candidates selected by Nepal's political parties to contest 240 first-past-the-post
seats in a Constituent Assembly to be elected April 10 are filing candidacies Monday despite obstruction by agitating ethnic parties.
While Labour lost seats, they still got far more than any other party and, as MPs are elected on a first-past-the-post
basis, then similar voting patterns at a General Election would produce a Labour MP.
IT IS clear that our present first-past-the-post
voting system isn't working.
In their case political awareness was soon converted into parliamentary representation, because the first-past-the-post
system, too often simplistically described as 'bad for small parties', is not an insuperable obstacle for those with a geographically concentrated vote, as the nationalist vote is likely to be.
BLUE Square, the internet and telephone-betting business, belatedly launch their racecourse operations at Cheltenham today where, in a bid to get noticed in the betting ring, the company will be paying first-past-the-post
from the outset, writes Graham Green.
Our current first-past-the-post
system routinely distorts what voters are saying, produces phony majority governments, forces many to engage in strategic voting, and has driven down voter turnout to the lowest level in our history.
75% of the parliamentary seats in Italy are attributed on a first-past-the-post
system has become meaningless - where's the "democracy" when a party with support of only 25 per cent of the electorate can win by a landslide?
Another complaint is that the first-past-the-post
(FPTP) system is unfair to smaller parties and regional groups.