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What has been the impact on Parties & Government on the different voting systems introduced in 1997 in the U.K.?

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What has been the impact on Parties & Government on the different voting systems introduced in 1997 in the U.K.? Currently in the U.K. today, there are five voting systems implemented in various places across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales allowing voters to take part in separate systems which generally influence different outcomes in elections. These separate voting systems are employed for numerous reasons and circumstances that utilize a distinctive look on U.K. poslitics and parliament. Each separate system provides independent outcomes. There are systems that put into traditional practice of what citizens are accustomed to. These systems enforce the distinct regulations of the right to vote, and assurance of one vote equals one person. An example of a system that put this theory into effect is First Past the Post (FPTP). ...read more.

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Conversely, this idea is opposed by the use of a different system, Regional Party List. This system is seen as "pure", as it ensures proportional representation, further certifying fairness to all parties listed in the election. Parties are allocated seats in direct proportion to the votes they gain in each regional constituency. This is a system where smaller parties usually benefit from, gaining seats from the choice of voters, and power as they decide where candidates are placed on the party list. Unlike the First Past the Post system, Regional Party Lists promote the use of coalition government. This is when no party has an overall majority, and the government is composed of members of more than one government. In spite of the promotion of coalition governments from Regional Party Lists, they are deemed as weak and ineffective governments by other systems, as they seek legislative support from two or more parties. ...read more.

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Citizens are capable of ranking their preferred choices in order: e.g. 1,2,3... This ensures that before the coalition was formed, this system would have the biggest and right impact on the government, as it was an appropriate choice for these two parties to form a coalition, as conflict in and out of the government should be considered and dealt with. In conclusion, I believe that these five systems have separate, but direct impacts on U.K. parliament and politics as different systems are needed to be accounted for in different circumstances. Each of these systems introduced in the U.K. allow voters to take part in these elections, and choose their government. The systems can be used to influence citizens voting, and favour smaller parties (proportional voting). But this can be contrasted with disproportional voting, such as systems like FPTP, which on the majority favours the larger parties, causing landslide victories for Labour and Conservative. ?? ?? ?? ?? Matthew Netto Government & Politics ...read more.

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