It's true that first-past-the-post
is not perfect, but it would be a massive improvement on the additional member system the Assembly has now.
After AV was resoundingly defeated in May, Carwyn Jones, left, agrees with Peter Hain that first-past-the-post
is the best option
Noting that the first-past-the-post
system was in use in Turkey between 1950 and 1960, Halacoy-lu emphasized that the system produced results that were very unfair in terms of parliamentary representation.
Shadow Welsh Secretary Peter Hain said: "Changing the electoral system to one where 30 AMs were elected in first-past-the-post
constituencies and 30 from regional lists could lead to a situation where Plaid Cymru were the permanent kingmakers.
That was Peter Hain earlier this year when he was arguing against first-past-the-post
systems are often criticised as being unrepresentative as they do not necessarily represent the choice of a majority of voters, only the highest polling candidate(s) is elected.
The referendum will decide whether Britain ditches first-past-the-post
for the new system.
What would happen if Strictly Come Dancing were decided on the basis of first-past-the-post
, which it could be?
Campaigners for both the Alternative Vote and first-past-the-post
do not help by making the choice about as interesting as which thumb to twiddle.
Launching the party's campaign for a Yes vote in the May 5 referendum, Mr Farron derided the defenders of first-past-the-post
as "harrumphing majors" of the kind who fought against votes for women almost a century ago.
Westminster polls are currently held using first-past-the-post
, where the candidate with the most votes wins.
PETER Hain was blasted yesterday over his call to scrap first-past-the-post
voting before the next general election.