Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

System to elect MPs needs to change now

HAVING watched the Newsnight interview with Russell Brand, I was mystified by the almost universally hostile reaction from commentators to his views on voting.

His views reflect a great swathe of opinion, particularly among younger potential voters.

Brand has underlined a situation that is becoming worse.

I have participated in every election and referendum since I became eligible to vote – and will continue to do so. But only when we adopt PR and the single transferrable vote in Westminster elections will there be any prospect of the change so desired by Brand.

PETER COGHLAN

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