Tag Archives: FPTP

  1. Change in popular votes but not seats in Northern Ireland?

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    May 1, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Northern Ireland have had their political earthquake already. The FPTP election system used in this General Election means there is …
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  2. Why we are unlikely to get a change in election system

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    May 17, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

     The problems with trying to get a referendum on changing the election system (the way in which votes are …
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  3. First Past the Post – Disproportional Representation or Producer of stable government?

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    May 11, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

     Let’s start with the two graphs above. On the left are the actual seats won. One the right are …
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  4. Why the Liberal Democrats must be giving thanks for First Past the Post

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    April 12, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    At one stage, during the mass leaders’ debate last week, Nick Clegg turned and demanded an apology from Ed Miliband …
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  5. Wales 2015 Part 1 – As you were

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    January 2, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Whereas Scotland’s 2015 results could change the course of the 2015 General election result, the results from Wales will not. …
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  6. Northern Ireland 1 – why FPTP really doesn’t work there

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    December 29, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Given that the aims of an election system (how votes are translated into seats), include a range of opinions and …
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  7. If UKIP learn how to play the FPTP election system properly it could make 20 seats’ difference

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    November 26, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Whilst he was lauding UKIP’s victories in the Clacton and Rochester & Strood by-elections, I couldn’t help noticing a not …
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