A Commenter Makes A Great Point

An interesting find from Terry Patterson in the comments to the previous post:

“in 1973 in the run-up to the introduction of STV for Stormont the Tory government of the time issued a pamphlet in NI (of which I recently came by a copy) which commences as follows:- “It (STV) is an electoral system designed to make sure that the candidates elected represent accurately the opinions of the voters, ie that the strength of each party in the assembly or council is in proportion to its support among the people”. So representative government is splendid for NI but not apparently for Westminster.”

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