The Biggest Irony Of Election Night
Posted by The Futility Monster on May 6, 2011 @ 09:06
One quick thought for you.
Labour, in Scotland, suffered a “shellacking” at the hands of the SNP.
That defeat was magnified to a very large extent by none other than the First Past The Post electoral system.
You know, that system most of them came out and backed.
Scotland doesn’t have just FPTP. It has the joyous Additional Member System, allowing additional MPs to be distributed in accordance with the PROPORTIONAL preference of the electorate. And, even better, taking into account seats already won under FPTP, thus correcting for its distortion.
To recap. Labour, facing meltdown at the hands of the First Past The Post electoral system in Scotland, are rescued from utter disaster by a fair voting system, enshrined in proportional representation.
“Lord” Reid, your boys took a hell of a beating.
How do you like them apples, Iain?