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The Guardian view on Labour's voting plans: empower an electorate | Editorial

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Sir Keir Starmer ought to be in the business of dispersing power by pushing for more democracy, not less In Britain, there has been a modern trend to make democracy more democratic. The devolved legislatures set up in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales use proportional electoral systems to reflect their distinctive politics. In England and Wales, elections for mayors and police and crime commissioners have been run on a supplementary vote system, opening the door to independents and smaller parties. Similarly, political parties have embraced a greater degree of internal democracy...
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