I indicated here that I’m not keen on PR being adopted for Westminster elections. This article indicates that a “government study” (which I can’t find on Government websites) has come up with some very lazy, and quite political, reasons not to do it. It strikes me as a better option to seek reasons to change, rather than reasons not to. It also mentions European Elections requiring no change. In Great Britain they certainly do need to change – away from the hideous closed list system. But as we know, Northern Ireland is a model of excellence in electoral matters on most things.
I used to write and get paid, now I read and don’t.
Former UUP staffer, currently living in London. @mjshilliday