Category Archives: English Council multi-seat wards

What makes an election system democratic?

How offended can you be before an election result is “not democratic”? Continue reading

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Multi-seat Wards (English Election style)

Councils (in England – the Scots know better) have two main ways of electing their councillors (both using the dreaded “first past the post” method).:  “All-up elections” where every councillor is up for election, or “by thirds” where a third of the councillors are up for election each year – usually one councillor from each three-seat ward. Continue reading