Comment on Election 2010 Tactical Voting : Keep the Conservatives out of Government by JimBo.

It is the first past the post system that makes a mockery of our electoral system, not tactical voting.
People only feel the need to vote tactically because they feel that it is the only way to make their votes count.


It is not tactical voting that is needed in a First Past The Post electoral system, it is Tactical standing!

Duverger’s law states that FTTP systems favour 2 parties. You clearly state that you are anti-Tory. You seem to imply that if Labour, LibDem & Tory were the leading 3 candidates (as they seem to be in at least 60% of the constituencies) then you are happy to either switch tactically from Lab to Lib, or vice versa. Agreed so far?

If there are so many people like you, why don’t Labour & LibDems form an unofficial alliance, so that only one candidate from either party (the most likely to win against the Tory) is put up? This will test the hypothesis behind tactical voting to destruction, as it will be impossible for all left-leaners to vote un-tactically! Otherwise, calls & pressure to vote tactically seems to set out to pervert the democratic process as it is currently set up.

This way, no complicated system change is required, & the UK can enjoy 100 years of Progressive sunshine…

Any takers, David Laws & Ed Balls?

More Comments by JimBo

Proportional Representation : The Single Transferable Vote

I on the other hand, understand the basis of our parliamentary system – it is parliamentary representation. Let me explain.

When I cast my vote, I was NOT voting for PM …

Conservatives Win the 2010 General Election
D M Evans,

You are the 1st person to put this snippet from Lady T in its proper context; magnificent clarification.

I will never misuse that quote again. You have genuinely educated …

Is the National Minimum Wage Safe Under a Conservative Government Poll?

You seemed to recognise Adolf Hitler rather quickly;

Is he your uncle? …

Election 2010 George Osborne Chancellor of the Exchequer

Oh I see.

I’m sorry for your loss.

Why not give these guys a bit of time, after all this is the risk with hung parliaments.

Give politicians enough closed doors, anyone can …

Election 2010 George Osborne Chancellor of the Exchequer

You are beginning to sound like Nigel Farage.

Are you a member of UKIP? …