New Zealand has shown the way. Last September the electors were asked two questions in a referendum: whether they wished to change the first-past-the-post system, and which alternative system they preferred.
Electoral reformers have a choice. They can campaign against each other for the system they prefer, pointing out the defects of the
others' systems. This will delight the Tory party and ensure the continuance of first-past-the-post. Or they can join forces in attacking first-past-the-post and demanding a referendum.
When a referendum has been conceded - and not before - they can campaign for their preferred system without helping their common enemy.
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