A common feature of many Party List PR systems is an electoral threshold – a pre-set bar that parties have to reach if they want to win seats.
Posted 03 Sep 2021
The first meetings of the Electoral Reform Society, then known as the Proportional Representation Society, quickly settled on the Single Transferable Vote (STV) as the best option for electoral reform.
Posted 17 Aug 2021
The first meetings of the Proportional Representation Society quickly attracted many leading lights of the Victorian age – including Lewis Carroll, CP Scott (editor of what is now The Guardian) and Thomas Hare (the inventor...
Posted 10 Aug 2021
Looking at just Party List systems in western Europe, there is a lot of variation.
Posted 27 Jul 2021
This is a guest post from Dylan Difford who has recently completed an MA in Politics at the University of Essex, focussing on party and voting systems in Britain and Europe. Every party system is...
Posted 09 Jun 2021
On May 6, more than 2 million voters will be called to elect their 60 representatives in the Senedd / Welsh Parliament. The Senedd was established in 1999, together with the Scottish Parliament, and holds...
Posted 04 May 2021
This May, millions of Londoners will go to the polls to vote for the Mayor and the London Assembly. The London Assembly is the political body that holds the mayor to account and scrutinises their...
Posted 07 Apr 2021
On May 6, one year after elections were supposed to be held, more than six million Londoners will be called to the polling stations to elect their mayor (alongside 25 members of the London Assembly)...
Posted 01 Apr 2021
A little-known non-departmental public body, the House of Lords Appointments Commission (HOLAC), has recently been thrust into the spotlight, following the Prime Minister’s latest round of appointments to the House of Lords (if you weren’t...
Posted 12 Jan 2021
Westminster's voting system hurts voters. Here's how.
Posted 29 Apr 2020