Wednesday 26 April 2017

First-past-post system does not reflect votes

Kevin James O'Mahony (Letters, May 6), from his pulpit in California, seeks to preach to Ireland about its voting system. What he doesn't mention is the Canadian Conservative party received a mere 40pc of the votes, but the iniquitous first-past-the-post system gave them 54pc of the seats. Is that fair?

David Sowby

Dublin 18

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