Voting System

The British electorate overwhelmingly voted to retain First Past the Post (FPTP) in the 2011 referendum and I strongly believe this was the right decision.

FPTP is decisive; giving voters the chance to kick out governments they are fed up with. It is also simple and clear. The candidate who gets the most votes wins. This means it is cheaper to administer and comes with little bureaucracy.

Our current electoral system is one of the UK's biggest exports, used by half the voters in the world. We've had that debate and the British public has settled the question. 

FPTP allows electors to vote directly for the person they want to represent their community and whose is then accountable to local people. I believe that is an important democratic link to have.