Election Day - But Does Your Vote Count?
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Election Day - But Does Your Vote Count?

What's the point in voting? The answer, if you're not in a seat where there's a chance your candidate will come first or second, is not much. The first-past-the-post system means many, or even most of us, are effectively disenfranchised at each general election. So is there a better, fairer way to run our polling? A proportional system, perhaps? Or is there a risk that that would mean no clear outcome and we will have constant unstable coalition governments? Dr Heinz Brandenberg, senior lecturer in politics at the University of Strathclyde, picks through the options for democracy with Phil and Roger.

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