There are a variety of electoral systems used in the UK and each has its strengths and weaknesses
Which election system is used to elect MPs to the House of Commons?
The Additional Member System
The First Past the Post electoral system
The Single Transferable Vote (STV)
Which of the following is an advantage of the First Past the Post (FPTP) electoral system?
There is a strong voter-representative link
It is highly proportional
Smaller parties gain fair representation
Which of the following is a disadvantage of the Additional Member System?
The close link between constituency representative and voters will disappear
Coalition governments are more likely
The result is largely proportional
What electoral system is used in Scottish local council elections?
First Past the Post
Additional Member System
Single Transferable Vote
What does proportional representation mean?
The election is won solely by the party with the largest number of votes
The election result reflects the share of the vote each party received
Each party is automatically given an equal share of the vote