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Hold a referendum on using the Additional Member System for General Elections

Submitted by Laura Parnham on Thursday 21st April 2022

Published on Thursday 28th April 2022

Current status: Closed

Closed: Friday 11th November 2022

Signatures: 27

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British ~ Chang ~ change ~ election results ~ Elections ~ First Past the Post ~ Government ~ Parliamentary ~ parties ~ Political parties ~ Referendum ~ Scotland ~ Scotland and Wales ~ Scottish and Welsh ~ system ~ The British ~ The Government ~ The post ~ Voting ~ Wales ~ Welsh

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Hold a referendum on using the Additional Member System for General Elections

Petition Details

I would like the Government to hold a referendum, to give the British public the Chance to change the way we vote in UK general elections. The question should be whether we adopt an Additional Member System (AMS) such as the one used in Scottish and Welsh parliamentary elections.

Additional Information

I believe the UK's current electoral system is very unfair, and favours some political parties while completely under-representing others. The Additional Member System is already used in Scotland and Wales. In Scotland in particular, it has produced more representative election results as opposed to the current First Past the Post electoral system used for General Elections.


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