The Solution

local democracy fail
Rotten Boroughs
There's something wrong with local democracy

The Solution

Scotland has already shown that fair votes can make a difference.

In 2007 Scotland began using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) for local government elections. The First Past the Post (FPTP) system - once used for all public elections in mainland Britain - was consigned to history.

The first STV vote saw massive changes in how elections and local democracy worked in Scotland.

Voter choice more than doubled, uncontested seats became a thing of the past, and the rotten boroughs that once plagued Scotland were undone.

There are clearly lessons for those in England and Wales who believe their local democracy can and should be better.

The difference Fair Votes can make

An Ordinary Election - see what Voters make of fair votes