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There is a way that everyone's vote could be accomodated. :shock::? That would be to reduce the House of Lords to a 100 seat "Executive Senate", with seats allocated to political Parties on the basis of their percentage of the total national vote at a General Election. That would ensure everyone over 1% of the total vote, had some representation in Parliament, it would cost less than the current appointed chamber, and be more relevent too. :wink:

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There is a way that everyone's vote could be accomodated. :shock::? That would be to reduce the House of Lords to a 100 seat "Executive Senate", with seats allocated to political Parties on the basis of their percentage of the total national vote at a General Election. That would ensure everyone over 1% of the total vote, had some representation in Parliament, it would cost less than the current appointed chamber, and be more relevent too. :wink:

 

Brilliant! Except for the small difficulty we are going to have when all the minor parties have a number of seats and all the loony parties have a seat or two and in order to achieve a majority vote on anything, we'll have to have weeks of bartering and wooing. We'll pass one law a year if we're lucky!

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Seems your the Queen of exageration LP, in order to make your point: however, most Countries have some form of PR in which many Parties co-operate for the national good - could make a pleasant change. btw: name the parties that actually got over 1% of the national vote at a general election - not exactly snooing with extremists eh?! :roll:

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Seems your the Queen of exageration LP, in order to make your point: however, most Countries have some form of PR in which many Parties co-operate for the national good - could make a pleasant change. btw: name the parties that actually got over 1% of the national vote at a general election - not exactly snooing with extremists eh?! :roll:

 

OK sarky pants, if you want to squabble, let's move on to your maths. What happens to your 100 seats at 1% of the vote when you're allocating them? Anyone scoring 0.5% will get rounded up to one seat. Anyone scoring 1.5% will get rounded up to two seats. Anyone scoring 1.49% will get rounded down to one seat. So, firstly, your allocations won't actually be truly representative, especially for the smaller parties, as one seat will represent anything from 0.5% to 1.49%, which is a huge difference in actual votes from an electorate of millions - and secondly, if more than one party scores precisely half a percent, you are going to end up with more than 100 seats, throwing the whole shooting match into disarray.....

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