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2007 local council Labour results
- received 28.1% of votes
- received 28.5% of seats
2007 local councils, hung?
23 - most councils are hung
2007 local council turnout
54%, rise of 4% from 2003
2007 local council - spoilt ballots
38,000 spoilt ballots
2005 general election results
Labour recieved 35% of the popular vote in 2005 yet governed for 5 years
FPTP produces strong governments
1997, Tony Blair won a landslide victory of 419 seats producing a strong gov.
Under STV, coalitions are more likely - most councils, 23, are hung
However, suggested that a coalition gov can be argued to be better - argued no war in Irag if Labour shared power
Under FPTP smaller parties are disadvntaged
- 2005 General Election
- Lib Dems needed 96 000 votes for 1 seat
- Labour needed 26 000 votes for 1 seat
Means that smaller parties have difficulty being represented although extremist parties can be argued to have a detrimental effect
However, STV is fairer as due to proportionality as it gives smaller parties a chance
FPTP is increases voter apathy
382 out of 650 seats are safe
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