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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwalker View Post
    For me the most important issue is that as many people as possible have their views represented in Parliament .The current FPTP system seems to work in usually forming workable governments .
    I would maybe like to see the current system with bigger constituencies .The reduction in MP's would allow for maybe 100 (just a number picked out of the air for ease of mathematics) seats in parliament to be taken up through PR of the vote .
    So looking at the 2015 election out of the 100 seats up for grabs through PR the Conservatives would take 37, Labour 30 , UKIP 13 ,Libs 8, SNP 5, Greens 4 and one each to the Plaid , Sein Fein and the DUP.
    no that does nothing

    look at Wales

    Instead of giving a proper voice to those who tbe big boys ignore the dhondt system merely reshuffles some of the losers in the top three and gives them more seats.

    The total collapse of the lib dems constituency vote in 2011after cleggs u turn on tuition fees merely ensured they had as many constituency wins as arthur scargill and the BNP.... and the votes cast for them in those lost caused boosted their power to grab seats in the region's.

    in reality, dhondt gave us a bunch of liberals nobody wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnofgwent View Post
    no that does nothing

    look at Wales

    Instead of giving a proper voice to those who tbe big boys ignore the dhondt system merely reshuffles some of the losers in the top three and gives them more seats.

    The total collapse of the lib dems constituency vote in 2011after cleggs u turn on tuition fees merely ensured they had as many constituency wins as arthur scargill and the BNP.... and the votes cast for them in those lost caused boosted their power to grab seats in the region's.

    in reality, dhondt gave us a bunch of liberals nobody wanted.
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    Well nobody wants the liberals Jog and in specific regions your probably right but nationally I think Im on to something .

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