A far better solution for the problem of low turnouts would be to use the single transferable vote (STV) electoral system, in which very few votes are wasted.
Under the first-past-the-post system, elections in marginal seats normally have higher turnouts than in safe seats, as fewer people feel that voting is a waste of time.
STV allows voters to place candidates in order of preference and means that a majority on an elected body really is a majority. Surely coalition governments are better than the Poll Tax, rail privatisation and control- freakery.
St John's College,