Sunday 22 October 2017

Our electoral system is fairer

JAMES Downey is right when he says that the first past the post electoral system used in the UK can be "spectacularly unfair" (Irish Independent, April 24).

For that reason we should reject his recommendation that our proportional representation, single transferable vote system should "be high on the list for the chop".

Our system, in which the ordinary voter decides who represents us, is the essence of democracy.

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