Majority of public say voting system is unfair


A majority of the public believe that the current voting system is unfair, and that it is now time to start thinking seriously about alternatives, according to new PoliticsHome research. 57% of voters said that the current system of voting in the current system is either 'very unfair' or 'generally unfair', compared to 39% who think it is fair.

In a further indication that voters are dissatisfied with the current electoral system, voters believe that it is more important for an electoral system to reflect the proportion of votes cast nationwide than to produce a clear winner.

51% of people said that it was important for a system of voting to 'produce a result that reflects the proportion of votes won by each party in the country as a whole' - larger than the proportion who think it is important for an electoral system to 'tend to produce a clear winner'.

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