So we’ve had the European Elections 2019

It was certainly an interesting election, despite the poor turnout. Overall turnout was around 37% of the electorate, up from 35.6 in 2014 which still means that nearly 2 out of every 3 people did not exercise their democratic right. The picture in the North East constituency was even worse with just 32.7% turnout, from … Continue reading So we’ve had the European Elections 2019

Unproportional representation

Proportional representation is a an electoral system in which parties gain seats in proportion to the number of votes cast for them, rather than our first past the post system where the individual with the most votes, irrespective of the number in relation to the size of the electorate gets into power. It has always … Continue reading Unproportional representation

Use your anti-vote wisely

There is an election coming up next month in the ward in which I live.  I know the date as I’ve received my voting card through the post.  I don’t know who the candidates are yet but I’ll find that out by using the wonders of the internet. It’s a local council election and I … Continue reading Use your anti-vote wisely