[EM] UK electoral systems "post mortem" discussion on radio
fredgohlke at verizon.net
Thu Jun 11 07:19:05 PDT 2015
Good Morning, Gervase
Did you happen to notice the report of the election in Frome, UK:
Frome has elected a government of Independents. The article describes
the ongoing process of eliminating political parties from city
government. It also mentions other communities in the UK that are
taking similar steps.
It's worth noting that these efforts are taking place in a country with
multiple parties. Many people think additional parties or proportional
representation will cure our political malaise. That does not seem to
be the case.
My only quibble with the movement in Frome is the means by which they
select their candidates. If anyone reads the article and would like to
discuss the selection of candidates, I'll be happy to participate.
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