Monday, 23 May 2005

Government and voting reform

The new Leader of the House of Commons, Geoff Hoon has suggested that the government must take reform of the electoral system seriously.

"Writing in the House Magazine, which circulates to fellow MPs, Mr Hoon warned the reason people do not turn to vote at elections is not that they are lazy but because they do not think it makes any difference."

I'd concur with this. It may be wrong to state that choice doesn't exist between the parties, nevertheless people do perceive a lack of any apparent change, irrespective of whom they vote for.

I've stated before that I favour an alteration to the electoral system we use in general elections at present. FPTP is too disproportionate; few governments under the system acheive an absolute majority of the popular vote.