Government and Politics - UNIT 1 Elections - Criticisms of Electoral Systems

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Argument Number One - 

First Past The Post, specific criticism of this system, election results do not nescessarily reflect the views of the electorate as a whole.

This is because the number of seats do not reflect the number of votes cast for them. There have been instances where winning party has fewer national votes than that of the oppostion.

Example for this argument - 

In February 1974 in wich Labour had won with fewer votes overall than their opponents. No recent government has had more


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