First Past the Post:

  • First Past the Post is a simple plurality system where the candidate with the most votes will be elected and does not have to win by a certain majority
  • FPTP is used in the UK general elections where voters cast one vote for their preferred candidate, and the candidate with the largest number of votes in a constituency will be elected to parliament as an MP.
  •  Often leads to a strong government with a clear mandate to carry out its policies because the winning party can win a clear majority
  •  Gives voters a clear choice and promotes a system where two parties dominate
  • In 1997, Tony Blair carried out constitutional reforms after a large victory where labour won…


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