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Report on Scottish Voting Reform "hugely disappointing" says Dundee Liberal Democrat Group Leader

January 23, 2006 8:22 AM
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Voting Reform Report "hugely disappointing" say Dundee Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the report of the Arbuthnott Commission released last week, Cllr Fraser Macpherson, Liberal Democrat Group Leader on Dundee City Council said, "The report's contents are hugely disappointing. One of the big failings of the current electoral system to the Scottish Parliament is the regional list voting system, which creates two classes of MSPs. Although the Commission recommends a move to the fair Single Transferable Vote System for the European Elections, it merely recommends tinkering with the Scottish Parliament electoral system - this will not resolve the problems.¨

The Arbuthnott Commission on electoral reform in Scotland reported yesterday. Their report contains 24 recommendations including:

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