Wednesday 18 January 2017

First-past-post system does not reflect votes

Published 07/05/2011 | 09:22

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?

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David Sowby

Dublin 18

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