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Does this mean we'll go back to the olden days of Gladstone vs. Disraeli, given that Britain doesn't use proportional representation?

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by Starvid on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 11:16:11 AM EST
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No because while the tories are concentrated in the south, and Labour in the North (Plus Scotland and Wales) the Liberals are spread pretty evenly throughout the country. So Labour will still get far more seats than the liberals due to the first past the post system.

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by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 02:20:11 PM EST
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due to the first past the post system.

In fact, in any system of proportional representation where constituencies elect fewer than maybe 12 seats each.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 02:30:52 PM EST
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And which does not use adjustment seats to even out the total representation.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 02:39:43 PM EST
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That or any of a number of Additional Member Systems.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 02:41:15 PM EST
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