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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Ahhh.
    Right.
    Not sure if I prefer PR over STV though....
    It's an improvement either way though?
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    Nay. Local councils' operations are mostly regulatory, and the main objection to PR (or indeed, any form of election which does not consistently achieve majority rule) is regulatory stuff which, by most accounts, needs to be done being wilfully blocked as a political pawn.
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    Nay , This is Utterly pointless
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    I'll wait to consider how I vote on this simply because as Fez alluded to there are similar plans under Government discussion and it may make sense to push them instead or pursure some form of colaberation. But I do broadly support more proportional local elections - there can be no accountability when in some councils there is literally no opposition, and in many others upwards of 80% of wards are held by the same party.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    It's an improvement either way though?
    I would say so, I think the first past the post system is unfair to everyone except the established major party's, who will always win in the current system.
    (That's obvious if you look at how ukip did in the last election)
    I prefer STV myself, but there's not much preference.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Nay. Local councils' operations are mostly regulatory, and the main objection to PR (or indeed, any form of election which does not consistently achieve majority rule) is regulatory stuff which, by most accounts, needs to be done being wilfully blocked as a political pawn.
    A better turnover, and fairer representation, combined with less councillors. Could help deal with corruption and help focus councils on admin, rather than over debating local issues (like wether Tesco should pay for a new school when building a massive tin box on the local park ).
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    Abstain, I'll see for the second reading/division though.
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    (Original post by JeremyOU)
    A better turnover, and fairer representation, combined with less councillors. Could help deal with corruption and help focus councils on admin, rather than over debating local issues (like wether Tesco should pay for a new school when building a massive tin box on the local park ).
    This is a fair point. I'm actually not a big fan of elected local government in general, but you've convinced me to abstain instead of nay.
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