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Time to ditch “first past the post”

In Modern Britain, with so many parties, our electoral system is no longer fit for purpose

By Vernon Bogdanor   February 2015

Tory defector Mark Reckless wins the Rochester and Strood by-election in November. © Carl Court/Getty Images

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Who governs Britain? That is the question being put to the voters on 7th May. But in the background lurk other constitutional questions—a Scottish question, an English question, a European Union question and a human rights question. All require answers. The constitution, which many politicians hoped might have been disposed of as…

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