Change our general election voting system to STV for a fairer vote system!

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Jack Florish started this petition to UK Parliament and

Around the United Kingdom a huge number of votes are being un represented and people are not being listened to! Even worse a significant number more don't vote at all because they don't think there is much point or tactical voting is enacted. What can we do you ask! Well, that's where single transferable vote comes in.

Single transferable vote is a system that allows you to make multiple vote selections and in turn have more MPs represent a constituency and therefore a truer representation of a constituency. Each MP has to reach a quota of votes which is a percentage needed to become an MP. For example, if your constituency has 4 MPs you divide 100% into four meaning each MP has to reach 25% of the vote. Therefore, under Single Transferable an MP can't just scrape a vote they have to earn it.


I'm asking for first passed the post system to be abolished and for Single Transferable Vote to be implemented in Local and General Elections. No longer will have parties maintaining seats and doing very little to change things simply because they will always have a majority in those seats. Single transferable vote would also lead to more parties trying to find a solution, something that parties found hard under Brexit.


 First pass the post promotes the opposite to finding a solution and often leads to stagnation and complete opposition to progress. Even if Single Transferable Vote lead to more coalition governments that would in turn be a choice of the majority of this country and be more democratic, simply because more than fifty percent of the country chose that government to represent them rather than under half the population as would be under first pass the post.


Single Transferable Vote is a system used in Ireland and has had an effect because now parties have to take into account the areas they represent rather than just expecting a majority. In the UK we already use Single Transferable vote for Elections for Deputy Speakers in the House of Commons, Northern Ireland Assembly elections and Local elections in Scotland and Northern Ireland; so the process wouldn't be alien to us in the UK to implement in General Election.


If you want more information on Single Transferable vote and how it operates check out these links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zt4hv4j/revision/2

https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/voting-systems/types-of-voting-system/single-transferable-vote/

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