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#ElectoralReform #ProportionalRepresentation 

Not surprisingly, the same calls for Electoral Reform are sounding in the UK as they are here in Canada. In the last UK General Election the Conservatives won a resounding majority with ~44% of the popular vote. Less than 50% of the vote being rewarded with 100% of the power.

Linked below is an interesting article by Owen Winter, Co-Founder and Director of Make Votes Matter. It focuses on how the First Past the Post system producing disproportionate results impacts younger voters. It dampens enthusiasm and curtails turn-out of young voters (a huge cohort) when their concerns are not reflected in the results. This sentiment hit home because it’s how I felt at that age, watching governments getting elected with more votes against than for but receiving the wealth of power.

If ever we needed Proportional Representation, this election proves it’s now! – Shout Out UK
https://www.shoutoutuk.org Mon, 06 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT
If ever we needed Proportional Representation, this election proves it’s now!ᅠᅠShout Out UK
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