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2. Out of 59 seats in Scotland,

  • SNP took 50 seats for 2 million votes.
  • SNP took 58 seats for 1.8 million votes.
  • SNP took 56 seats for 1.5 million votes.
  • SNP took 55 seats for 1 million votes.

3. An advantage of first past the post is....

  • it is fair to smaller parties.
  • second preferences are counted.
  • the winning party has a clear mandate and there are no undemocratic coalitions.
  • there are no wasted votes.

4. The main aspects of STV are....

  • Unfair to smaller parties and many wasted votes.
  • Multi-member constituencies and wider representation.
  • A close link between the constituent and their MP and unlikely coalitions.
  • Larger constituencys for sparesly populated areas and majoritarianism.

5. The closed party list system is used in the European Elections, but a disadvantage is that....

  • It allows extemist parties to gain more seats. UKIP gained 12 in 2004.
  • it creates doubt to the status of the 'top up' members legitmacy.
  • It creates gerrymandering.
  • It is majoritarian.

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