additional member system

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  • additional member system
    • each voter has two votes
      • one for single MP
      • one for national party
    • mix of first past the post and party list system
    • strengths
      • direct accountable MP for each constituency
      • retains a number of single member constituencies
      • produces strong and stable government
      • gives people the government they have wanted
        • keeps links between MP and voters
    • weaknesses
      • combines fault in both systems
      • half MPs are not directly accountable to any voters
      • parties retain power over selecting candidates
      • doesn't support under represented

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