Wednesday, May 18, 2005

UK Electoral Reform: Time for change

A poll commissioned by the Independent has shown that 62% of UKanians support a switch to proportional representation, with only 17% opposed. This despite New Labour's scare tactics over smaller parties ever holding influence. I guess the existence of the LibDems (a far larger "third party" than we had in New Zealand for a long, long time under FPP) has got people comfortable with the idea.

This is a solid base to work from, and hopefully it will provide sufficient public pressure for the UK to become a real democracy, rather than one stacked in favour of the larger parties.