Posts tagged ‘first-past-the-post’


Polling day is finally here…

And what an anti-climax.
I’ve met some fabulous (and not so fabulous) people, had some interesting debates, answered stacks of emails from people concerned about certain issues (and sadly not had time to answer all of them – many apologies to those of you I didn’t respond to – but I doubt you would have voted for me anyway!) and helped in Warwick & Leamington too.

Our democracy isn’t just skewed because of the ridiculous first past the post counting system which disadvantages smaller parties – but also the fact that the more money you have the bigger your campaign – where is the great British sense of fair play in that??

This is why the Green Party wants state financing and monitoring of political parties – until it is a level playing field don’t even call it a democracy.