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Tell the world why you're not voting - don't let your silence go unheard

They're not voting because...

The first past the post system guarantees...

The first past the post system guarantees that a Labour candidate will win in my consituancy. All the major opposition parties, SNP, LibDems and Conservative all polled within 2% of each other meaning there is no clear contender to use to vote against the Labour incumbent. Proportional representation has given the elections in Scotland much fairer results such that the MSP returned are more propotionate to the actual percentage of the vote the party won - this system should be extended over the whole of the UK.

written 8th Apr 2005


Jeffrey replies: agree entirely. First Past the Post is archaic system that makes sense before the invention of the train when it took weeks to get results from around the country. With advanced technology called the "phone" results can be collated quickly and easily. There is no excuse for continuing to have this system that was out-dated 100 years ago.

written 8th Apr 2005

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NotApathetic was built so that people who are planning not to vote in the UK General Election on May 5th can tell the world why. We won't try to persuade you that voting is a good or a bad idea - we're just here to record and share your explanations. Whether ideological, practical or other, any reason will do.

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