Saturday, May 06, 2006

First (past the) Post

With more than 5% of the vote in the Croydon Wards the Green party fought yet no council seats won, the first past the post voting system has handed control of Croydon Council to a party which less than 20% of the electorate voted for.

Elsewhere in London the Green Party made reasonable progress with a total gain of 20 seats.

At least the next London poll, for the GLA in 2007, will be using a form of proportional representation.

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