Why we desperately need electoral reform in the UK
Playing around with the BBC Election Seat Calculator for the 2010 UK general election further convinced me what an unfair and undemocratic system "first past the post" really is. In simple terms, if each of the 3 main parties got 25% of the vote, and the rest go the remaining 25% then we'd still end up with a result something like this:
This simple visual representation shows exactly how un-representative this 19th Century system really is and shows why electoral reform is so necessary. If people feel their vote is not counting then this seriously undermines the democratic process and alienates and disenfranchises a large sector of the population. This is why we need Fair Votes Now.