Proportional Representation, Saturday 18 November, 2 – 4:30 pm, Friends Meeting House, York Street, Bath, BA1 1NG

Bath for Europe

SEED Bath is a new network of groups campaigning locally on Social, Environmental, Ethical and Democratic issues. Its aim is to communicate ideas and events of common interest. It is hosting an afternoon talk and panel discussion in central Bath in November.

Is it time for a fairer voting system: one where we can vote according to our convictions and parliamentary seats reflect the will of the people? Would proportional representation (PR) be better?

What is “proportional representation” anyway, and which type of PR would bring about a truly representative result? How effective have such systems been in countries where they have been adopted?

Darren Hughes, Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society, will explain the various systems to us, showing their pros and cons in devolved administrations in the UK, elsewhere in Europe and beyond.

Darren’s talk will be followed by a panel discussion with Wera Hobhouse MP (a…

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