Thursday, 4 February 2010


Here's a thought: everyone is arguing about which is better: AV, AV+, FPTP or STV. Or at least, lefties are - clearly STV is best! - but instead of gambling five years of potentially ruinous governance on a proposition with no local evidence, why don't we run some trials, eh? Take ten random constituencies and have them vote AV, another ten, AV+, another ten STV. See what happens. Take some time, get some evidence.

Is that really such a crazy idea?


Joe Otten said...

Yes, can we have AV/FPTP where we are winning and PR of some sort where we are behind.

But seriously what would the results prove? We know that PR is PR already.

sanbikinoraion said...

I think it would help prove to the electorate that electoral reform can be beneficial to them, since STV should produce more accountable, higher-quality politicians.