Letter: Vote for Jenkins

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The Independent Culture
Sir: There are complexities in the counting and the administration, but for voters the proposed new system is far simpler than first-past- the-post". Their instructions are "Vote for the candidate you want to win." There are no tactical considerations to worry about, and there is no reason to be influenced by the opinion polls. Under such a system, we will discover for the first time what people really want.

Fair representation of the parties in Parliament will be another change for the better, of course, but it only becomes possible to achieve this in a meaningful way when the voting figures on which it is based are an accurate reflection of the wishes of the electorate. The necessary information has never yet been available. Lord Jenkins' proposals will provide it.


Epsom, Surrey