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PE1901: Replace the voting system for the Scottish Parliament with a more proportional alternative

Petition summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to replace the broadly proportional, but flawed, Additional Member System used for electing MSPs with a more proportional alternative.

The Additional Member System results in more representative parliaments than First Past the Post used in Westminster but it is not fully proportional. It also results in two classes of MSPs, limits voter choice and can be exploited by decoy parties.

Alternatives such as the Single Transferable Vote or Open List Proportional Representation, would empower voters and lead to more representative parliaments.

Petitioner: Richard Wood

Status: Closed

Date published: 14 September 2021

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